Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu



Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex has been established on 22.06.2012 and further was renamed as Veterinary Clinical Complex from the professional year 2017-18 as per the VCI revised regulation of MSVE 2016 (USO No.20131/A1/2018, No.6249/ A1/2018, dated 25.05.2018, office of the Registrar, TANUVAS, Chennai – 51) and functioning with the following objectives:


  • To render clinical services to the public.
  • To provide clinical training to the undergraduate, post graduate and internship students.
  • To provide research facilities to the staff and students.
  • To provide ambulatory clinical services to the public.
  • To provide farm and pet animal consultancy to the public.
  • To organize need based training / awareness programmes for the benefit of the veterinary students and veterinary practitioners.
  • To impart training to overseas students for enhancing their clinical skills.

Hospital Timings:

Working Days (Monday to Friday) 08.00 AM - 01.00 PM
Saturday, Sunday and All Government Holidays 08.00 AM - 11.30 AM


Out-Patient Unit

  • Veterinary Clinical Complex is providing clinical services covering Medical, Surgical and Gynecological and Obstetrical cases for the farmers of delta region covering Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and Tiruchirappalli throughout the year.

In-Patient Unit

  • Post-operative care and intensive care for critically ill patients are also provided in the in-patient facilities available in the premises.

Ambulatory Unit

  • VCC extends ambulatory services for the neighboring village - Orantharayankudikadu from Monday to Friday (8.00 AM– 10.00 AM) throughout the year.

Special Diagnostic Unit

  • Imaging Unit with advanced diagnostic imaging facilities is being developed in the VCC unit viz., Computerized radiographic system, Portable Colour Doppler ultrasound, Echocardiography, C-arm and Video Endoscopy.

Operation Theatre

  • Completely equipped Operation theatre for small and large animals, viz., Gaseous anaethetic machine for small animals, Orthopedic and Ophthalmic equipments.

Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

  • Clinical lab with the facilities to handle clinical samples and to carry out basic diagnostic works is established in the unit. Further lab is specially equipped with automated biochemical analyzer and automated hematology analyzer.


  • The pharmacy was upgraded to more storage facilities with air condition. Pharmaceutical drugs, hospital consumables and Vaccines are being handled by pharmacy.

Immunization Unit

  • Provides vaccination for pet animals (DHPPiL and ARV) and Large animals (ARV)

Small animal Critical Care Unit

  • Small animal Critical Care Unit is equipped with vital sign monitor, Doppler BP and Oxygen supply for the critically ill patient.

Dermatology Unit

  • Dermatology unit is a separate facility available to diagnose and treat various dermatological cases of pet and large animals.

Fees for Treatment

Charges collected at VCC, Veterinary College and Research Institute Orathanadu, Thanjavur (as on June 2022)

Activities Charges (Rs.) Activities Charges (Rs.)
Registration fee for small animals 30 X ray (contrast) per exposure 300
Registration fee for large, small ruminants and equine 20 Vaginal exfoliative cytology 100
Registration for exotic and pet birds 50 Minor surgery (Aural hematoma) - Small animals 300
Artificial insemination for cattle and Buffalo 15 Minor surgery Castration - Small animals 250
Diagnosis Charges for small animals Major surgery - small animals 750
Endoscopy 200 Major surgery - large, small ruminants and equines 300
Ultrasound 150 Nail clippings for dogs 20
ECG 50 Hoof trimming for sheep and goat 20
X ray (Plain) per exposure 150 Admission fee for Inpatient ward (for large animals) Rs. 100 per day with an initial deposit of Rs 500


Course offered by VCC

Semester Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
VII VCP 411 Veterinary Clinical Practice 0+5
VIII VCP 421 Veterinary Clinical Practice 0+5
IX VCP 511 Veterinary Clinical Practice 0+5
New VCI - MSVE 2016
Third Year Veterinary Clinical Practice - I 0+1
Fourth Year Veterinary Clinical Practice - II 0+6
  • Internship programmes: B.V.Sc and AH degree students of Madras Veterinary College, Chennai and Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal and Tirunelveli are deputed to this institute regularly for the Internship programme.
  • Clinical trainings are provided for the students in the OP, Ambulatory and IP sections of the Unit.
  • Clinical Case presentation for the final year students are being conducted regularly.


As part of extension activities mass Contact / Infertility Programmes, Pet Animal Health Camp and Awareness Programme are regularly conducted at VCC, VCRI, Orathanadu.

  • Hands on training programme to the line department.
  • Training on Ultrasound examination to the field Veterinarians.


Field level research works are carried out in the Unit utilizing the available facilities.

  • Post graduate research programe involving clinical cases are being conducted in the respective units.
  • Follicular dynamics evaluation: Research being carries out to characterize the changes in follicular blood flow of dominant follicle, during true oestrus, and mid-cycle oestrus in crossbred cattle.
  • Standardization of large animal abdominal ultrasound in gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Diagnosis and management of recumbent cow.
  • Diagnosis of infectious diseases in large animals.
S. No. Name of the Project Budget (Rs. in lakhs) Project Status
1. Self-financing scheme on vaccination of animals Ongoing
2. Self-financing scheme on large animal Inaptient Ongoing
3. Low flow Isoflurane anaesthetic protocol for abdominal surgeries in Buffaloes 1.0 lakh Completed
4. Revolving fund financing scheme on vaccination of dogs 1.185 lakhs Completed
5. TANUVAS-GOI-NADP (2015-2016)-Animal Mobile Medical Ambulance for Rural Veterinary Care in TAMIL NADU 633.96 lakhs Completed
6. TANUVAS-GOI-NADP Scheme on ?Strengthening of Diagnostic modalities in Teaching Veterinary Hospitals of Tamil Nadu? 325.50 lakhs Completed
7. TANUVAS-NABARD Scheme- Construction of Large Animal IP (in patient) Referral Hospital and Machinery Equipment by TANUVAS? 576.50 lakhs Completed

FACILITIES available at VCC

  • Echocardiography
  • Colour Doppler Ultrasound Scanner
  • X-ray Machine with CR imaging facilities
  • C-ARM
  • Video endoscope
  • Electrocardiography
  • Boyles Apparatus with precision vapourizers and accessories
  • Orthopedic Operation theatre
  • Ophthalmic operating microscope
  • Slit-lamp biomicroscope
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Clinical lab facilities - Biochemical auto analyzer and Haematology Analyzer
  • Pharmacy
  • Downer cow sling unit with accessories
  • Animal Fork Lift to carry the recumbent animals
  • Inpatient for large animals


Name Designation Specialty E-mail
Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
Dr. N. Arun Mozhi, Ph.D., Associate Professor Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Dr. M. Saravanan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Veterinary Medicine
Dr. S. Jyoti Priya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Veterinary Pathology
Dr. K. Kannan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dr. PK. Ramkumar, M.V.Sc., Assistant Professor Veterinary Medicine

The Associate Professor and Head,
Veterinary Clinical Complex,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu - 614625, Thanjavur.
Phone: +91-4372-234014 | 232100