Airlangga University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

History of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University has its own characteristics that are not owned by the Veterinary Faculty at other universities. Travel establishment of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University began in 1962. In 1962, Minister of Higher Education and Science of the Republic of Indonesia, Airlangga University Rector instructed to establish a faculty of exact sciences in the University of Airlangga.

Maybe it was caused partly because the University of Airlangga, initially had a six faculties: the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Letters in Denpasar, Bali, Higher Education Teacher Education (PTPG) in Malang, Faculty of Agriculture in Malang, Faculty Veterinary and Animal Husbandry in Malang. Four faculty last break away from the University of Airlangga. Entered the Faculty of Letters Udayana University in Bali, PTGP turned into IKIP Malang, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry environmental entered UB in Malang.

The idea of government at that time, requires that each province has a comprehensive university with a comparison eksta and non-exact 2: 1. Airlangga University deemed to have sufficient capacity with the Faculty of Medicine, who has advanced, so that later can develop other exact sciences faculty to be established it.

With a very mature consideration it is necessary to open additional faculty exact sciences, among others Fakulas Veterinary Medicine at the University of Airlangga, because it is very aware that time to complete the medical knowledge in specific areas, let alone been there enough facilities in the Faculty of Medicine and LPMK ( Foot and Mouth Disease Institute) in Surabaya.

In the year 1965 before the outbreak of the G 30 S PKI approach once again held by staff with the Rector of Airlangga University LPMK director who happened to be chairman of PDHI (Indonesian Veterinary Association) East Java, but the response is still not convincing. Director several years ago and chaired by Prof. LPMK. Dr. R. Adiwinata Cape and subsequently became LVK LPMK (Institute of Veterinary Virology). Meanwhile, the Rector of the University of Airlangga replaced by Prof. Dr. Eri Soedewo, Higher Education Coordinating concurrent East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara. Begin implementation of the plan there is a bright spot in Surabaya Veterinarians Education.

Noting the development of Veterinarians Education abroad, lack of skilled manpower enterprenuer soul in Eastern Indonesia, although there have been several Faculty of Animal Husbandry, and an increasingly close cooperation between LVK and LKN (National Institutes of Health) with the University of Airlangga pushing for the continuation of the ideals founded the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Airlangga. The emergence of such problems Haemorrhagic fever at that time and the involvement of LVK, Airlangga University School of Medicine researchers and LKN in these diseases, have promoted the establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Director of LVK has been asked to make a consideration establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Surabaya, which have a sufficient response from PDHI East Java.

Further, on 8 February 1968, University of Airlangga summoned all interested parties to convene, discuss the considerations and the formation of the committee Planner The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, although his speech did not satisfy the Director General of Higher Education.

This committee endorsed by the Rector of Airlangga University on February 15, 1969.The second committee meeting on March 13, 1969 reaffirmed that the establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine could not be equated with the Faculty of Pharmacy who stood up PTIP plan.

Furthermore, the committee formed four sections are: Section of the Building; Section Facilities, and Exhibit Room; Section of Personnel and Curriculum Section. Committee meeting on 2 April 1969 to discuss each section of the report and referred the rectors meeting with Minister of P & K. Ministers agreed in principle, simply does not permit the opening of the new Faculty, except when a transfer from other universities. It also must be made good procedure. Dated 29 April 1969 Higher Education Coordinating (Koperti) reported the results of his meeting with UB to discuss the opening of the Faculty. It turned out that UB does not approve of origin to take part of budgetnya. Dated May 26, 1969, sent a letter to the Rector Koperti UB longer officially confirmed this.

Therefore the majority of constraints has been able to overcome, then the Koperti issued Decree No. 29 In 1969 dated 15 November 1969 about the opening of the Singapore Department of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry UB in Malang.Veterinary Programs financing all are covered by the Foundation Pembina Veterinary College Surabaya which got subsidies from the government guarantee of Provinces of East Java. To complete the ratification of the establishment of the Veterinary Department, also established by Decree No. Koperti with. 30 In 1969 dated 15 November 1969 regarding Appointment of Chairman and Secretary of the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Department official opening was held on November 25, 1969 on Tuesday at the Hall Institute of Veterinary Virology Wonocolo Surabaya, which was attended by local officials, among others, the Governor of Provinces of East Java, East Java Legislative Chairman, Chief Veterinary Office, Rekto r Airlangga University, UB’s Rector, the local Veterinarian as well as the dean of the University of Airlangga and Dean of UB Husbandry. One of the opening ceremony of Veterinary Medicine Department is welcome RectorAirlangga University, who is also Coordinator of Higher Education East Java-Bali, Nusa Tenggara.

After the official establishment of Department of Veterinary Medicine in Surabaya, followed by the first class was started in 1970 at the Institute of Veterinary Virology Wonocolo Surabaya, followed by as many as 50 students accepted through selection from 200 candidates interested students who register.

UB Veterinary Medicine affair is that in essence part of the University of Airlangga has lasted two years and running smoothly. Finally, with the Decree of the Minister of P & K No. 055/01/1972 from the date of January 1, 1972, and inaugurated by the Minister of P & K that the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Faculty, UB became the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University.

Transfer process of the environmental status UB, fully become part of the University of Airlangga conducted by a committee chaired by Mustahdi Surjoatmodjo, based on the Decree of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University, dated June 26, 1972 FKH.5/Kpts/72 numbers.

Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University Veterinarian education directed at the General Professional Qualifications in the field that controls the field of Animal Health (Animal Health), Animal Production (Animal Production) and Veterinary Public Health (Veterinary Public Health). Accordingly, it is in the curriculum as well as at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and other developed countries, subject-principal subjects of these three qualifications in the field of primary attention.

Of course not intended that the graduates of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Airlangga University, as a “new man” in the Veterinary Profession environment or as a specialist in the third qualifying field. But they are expected to have basic stock of knowledge and skills that can be developed later in accordance with their employment field. If felt necessary to have specific expertise in the future, may be held by an amendment to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine curriculum.


Being a faculty of leading national and international, to pioneer the development of education and research in veterinary science and animal husbandry, an independent based on religious morals, ethics, environmental sustainability and animal welfare to remain oriented to the welfare of the community


  1. Academic education, vocational and professional in the field of veterinary and animal husbandry based on modern learning technology, which can motivate the students to have self-confidence and professional ability and strong desire to develop their knowledge.

b.Carrying out basic research, applied research and innovative policies and high quality in the field of veterinary and animal husbandry to support the development of science, education and dedication to the community.

  1. Mendharmabaktikan expertise in the field of veterinary science and animal husbandry to the public.
  2. Establishing a mutually beneficial partnership relations with related institutions in order to realize the independence-oriented faculty quality and the ability to compete in national and international levels.

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