Mission and Introduction - About the CCL

The Centralised Clinical Laboratory, a unit of the Madras Veterinary College provides state of the art clinical diagnosis and provides clinic-pathological learning experience for under graduate and post graduate students of TANUVAS.

The CCL is formerly referred as Clinical Pathology since its inception in 1971; the existing unit came into existence in 01.04.1993 under the Directorate of Clinics-TANUVAS. It strives to meet the demands of modern veterinary clinical practice where the clinician is often made to rely completely on laboratory profiles to confirm his/her diagnosis. The unit is equipped with state of the art, modern equipment, highly trained technical staff and subject experts.

Various Profiles are available to evaluate the status and function of the internal organs through Haematology, Serum Biochemistry, Urinalysis, Cytology, Dermatological and Coprological examinations. Clinical microbiological screening of the clinical samples for diagnosing infectious agents and its antibiogram are also routinely carried out to suggest a rationale therapeutic regimen.

In the Process of modernization the CCL is now equipped with Auto haemoanalyser for complete haematology, fully automated biochemical analyzer for Clinical Biochemistry, electrolyte analyser and Uriscan machine for Urinalysis and sophisticated microscope attached with CC TV-monitor and high megapixel camera for capturing images of clinical samples.


We aim to deliver high quality laboratory services to clinical cases and research. We support the clinical units of Madras veterinary College, VUPH Veterinarians as well as Veterinarians of other units of TANUVAS.

Our testing and receiving services are also available to all veterinarians of TANUVAS. We are offering laboratory services for researchers working on externally funded projects and studies and also look forward to work research scholars to cater specific testing required for their research. Our testing services are comprehensive and accurate. Our faculty group of Veterinary specialists include specialists in Clinical Pathology and Microbiology. Tests are carried out by qualified and trained Veterinary professional staff with state of the art diagnosis is done by our qualified subject expertise using specialized equipment and standard operating procedures.

Reporting of results with precision and promptness is our core motto, quality patient care. Timely despatch of our Laboratory test results helps our veterinarians to maintain pet health; quick laboratory diagnosis helps them to begin treatment. Early diagnosis helps to assure in diagnosis, review, treatment and prognosis to the clinical condition all of which help in high standard of veterinary care for the ailing animals

Brief Technical Programme /Objectives

  • To carry out various Clinico–Pathological, Clinico–Parasitological, Clinico-Biochemical and Clinico-Microbiological tests on clinical samples
  • To teach undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • To guide post - graduate students
  • To impart training to technical personnel on clinico-pathological techniques
  • To conduct practical training to internship and externship students
  • To map the prevalence of parasitic diseases based on the data generated in the laboratory
  • To establish the molecular diagnosis methods for specific diseases


The Centralised Clinical Laboratory (CCL) is open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Friday and on holidays (8AM to 11.30AM).

This laboratory is comprised of 7 smaller laboratory unit i) Clinical Haematology (Study of blood samples and its components) ii) Cytology (Study of cells mainly examining the body fluids such as exudates, transudates, pus and discharges) iii) Clinical biochemical profiling of serum iv) Clinical coprology (Examination of faeces) v) Clinical dermatology (Examination of skin scrapings) vi) Clinical urology (urinalysis) vii) Clinical microbiology (Culture, Isolation and identification of bacteria and fungi, Antibiogram etc.)

The CCL has three major functions. The laboratory is primarily a teaching/service laboratory, aiding in the teaching of Clinical Pathology to veterinary students. This is accomplished by providing laboratory results for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients admitted to the Veterinary clinical Complex (VCC) of Madras Veterinary College.


In the process of development the CCL is now equipped with certain state-of- the - art automations for effective and rapid screening of clinical samples. Besides this the CCL, caters to the need of PG research and trainings are offered to International Students which included Internees from Chittagong Government Veterinary College, Bangladesh and Students from Michigan State University USA The CCL is to be equipped for the conduct of advanced diagnostic procedures to widen the scope of clinical diagnosis and provide the perfect platform for the clinican to provide a comprehensive picture on the status of the animal patient to the owner concerned. To begin with Endocrinology and Serology are to be expeditiously introduced.

Lab CCL 1 Lab CCL 2 Lab CCL 3
  • A training Program for Field Veterinarian in diagnostic laboratories, Practitioners and Veterinary graduates has also been designed and approved for conduct.
  • A certificate course for Veterinary Laboratory technicians has also been proposed.
  • With the introduction of automation in screening of clinical materials it is proposed to initiate a self-financing unit at CCL to generate the funds needed for the costly reagents and attain self-sufficiency in operations. At the moment the sample screening is done free of cost
  • An online PG diploma programme for Veterinarians aspiring to have expertise in clinic-pathological techniques since 2013-14.
  • Provide paid service for analysis of blood samples from private veterinarians.


Dr. S.Vairamuthu, Professor and Head |

Dr. S.Subapriya, Assistant Professor | subapriya.s@tanuvas,

Dr. N.R.Senthil, Assistant Professor |

Supporting Staff

Mrs. P.Shanthi, Graduate technician

Mr. S.Ravikumar, Graduate technician

For further details, contact:

The Professor and Head

Centralised Clinical Laboratory

Directorate of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College,

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,

Chennai – 600 007.

TELE : 044-25304000; 25385701 Extn: 2092 / 2102

FAX : 044-25362787

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