Physical Facilities

Physical Facilities


At present, CVM maintains its physical facilities in three locations.

A bird’s eye view of the main premises of the CVM complex.

CVM Complex

The CVM complex at the UPLB lower main campus is located beside the Animal and Dairy Sciences (ADSC) Cluster, facing the university oval, and behind the UPLB carillon.

It houses the CVM administration building, the three academic departments including their laboratories, faculty offices and lecture rooms, and the CVM-ADSC Communal building which contains four lecture halls and the CVM-ADSC (Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster) Communal Library.

It also has educational and research facilities such as the said CVM-ADSC Library, Dr. Jose A. Solis Anatomy Museum, Parasite Collection and Reference Center, Companion Animal Clinic, and the Biomedical Illustration and Microphotography Room. Likewise, CVM has offices for its technical publication, the Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine and for the College Student Council, both located at the basement of the Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences building.

CVM complex has spacious facilities for various student functions such as the alumni plaza, CVM-ADSC Communal plaza, and cozy parking spaces.

Educational and Research Facilities 

CVM-ADSC Library

This library is a joint facility of CVM with the Institute of Animal Science and Dairy Training and Research Institute, both of which are under the ADSC. The library has the most extensive collection of veterinary and animal science materials in the country.

The reading room has display shelves for current journals, abstracts, Filipiniana and other reference books. The mezzanine floor contains a conference room, computer room, librarian’s offices, bookshelves and carrels.

The facade of the CVM-ADSC Library.

At present, its collection consists of 17,798 volumes of books, and other library materials including multimedia on several aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. In 2002, the library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), containing bibliographic information on books, theses/dissertations and other non-print materials held by the library, was made available to all library users. It also has an internet connection up to 8 mbps.

Aside from the CVM-ADSC library, students of CVM can also avail of the services of the University Main Library. The University Library provides materials and services to meet the instructional, research and extension needs of the various constituents of the university. Currently, it has a collection of more than 287,991 volumes of books, journals, references, theses/dissertations, maps and microfilms. It has also an extensive collection of agricultural materials in the country. Each College or Institute has also its own library, which may also contain veterinary-related materials. These are also open to students.

Anatomy Museum

The Dr. Jose A. Solis Veterinary Anatomy Exhibit Hall, or Anatomy Museum, was conceptualized and envisioned for viewers to discover and appreciate the science of gross anatomy and embryology.

It was named after the late anatomist and former faculty of the then Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Dr. Jose A. Solis. The exhibit hall contains preserved specimens of selected terrestrial and aquatic animals, particularly skeletons, abnormal embryos or fetuses, and normal microscopic structures of some organs. It has regular visitors, most of whom are students from various day care centers, elementary and high schools, colleges and universities in Luzon and occasionally in the Visayas.

Parasite Collection and Reference Center

The Parasite Collection and Reference Center (PCRC) was built in July 1995 through the efforts of former dean Dr. Mauro F. Manuel and the faculty of the then Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Protozoology.

The Parasite Collection and Reference Center.

It houses the College’s collection of parasites such as helminthes, arthropods and protozoa, and a number of other invertebrates that serve   as intermediate hosts of some of these parasites. It also displays a collection of parasites of domestic and wild animals in the country. Likewise, it holds parasitological literature donated by the late National Scientist and foremost Filipino parasito-logists Dr. Carmen C. Velasquez, and former dean Dr. Lope M. Yutuc, among others.

Through the Center, the College hopes to promote interest and knowledge of parasitology and host-parasite relationship, and generate and disseminate information on parasites present in the country, including their identification and systematic classification, prevention and control.

PCRC is envisioned to eventually become a National Parasite Collection and Reference Center.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Companion Animal Hospital (CAH)

 The Hospital at UP Diliman provides premium veterinary services to urban clients and accepts an average of 40 patients a day. It also performs surgical procedures and prevention, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of companion animals or pets.

The new facade of the CAH in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

CVM facilities in Maahas Field Station (formerly Tabon Field Station)

The College facilities in Maahas Field station accommodate the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital-Maahas Station (Large Animal Clinic, the former Small Animal Clinic in the CVM complex, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Experimental Animal Farm), UPLB-DOST Vaccine and Virology Research and Development Labo-ratory, and research and extension projects. VTH Tabon conducts animal dispersal pro-jects and performs diag-nostic procedures such as necropsy, bacterial isolation, water micro-bial analysis, blood pa-rasite examination, an-tibiotic sensitivity test, and others.