About us

The Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital (VUPH), Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai - 51was established as the first Peripheral Veterinary Hospital of the University on 01.04.1995 at the University Headquarters in Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai. It is functioning under the Directorate of Clinics of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. The primary mission of the hospital is to provide quality Veterinary and Animal Health Care Services to Farm and Pet animals of the suburban areas of North Chennai. In addition, the hospital also provides expert veterinary services to the University Farms and its constituent units and Dairy Animal Veterinary Services to the Small Holder Dairy units in Madhavaram and surrounding areas.

Work Profile of the Hospital:

  • Clinical Services
  • Clinical Education and Training
  • Clinical Human Resources Development
  • Clinical Research and Support Services
  • Extension and Outreach Services


  • Primary Animal Health Care Services such as Deworming, De-ticking, Nail trimming, Ear care, Anal sac care, Skin care etc.
  • Vaccination services such as Parvo – Distemper – Leptospirosis Vaccinations, Anti-rabies Vaccinations, Dog bite care and Post exposure rabies vaccinations etc.
  • Farm animal Medical and Surgical Services
  • Artificial Insemination and Reproductive Health Services
  • Small animal Medical Services
  • Small animal Surgical Services
  • Small animal Gynaecological Services
  • Small animal birth control and Gynecological Services
  • Special Diagnostic and Referral Services


Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital is the designated centre for the Ambulatory Veterinary Medicine Programme of the Madras Veterinary College under -graduate students.

Clinical Courses handled at VUPH:

  • VCP – 411 Veterinary Clinical practice – I (0 +5)
  • VCP – 421 Veterinary Clinical practice – II (0 +5)
  • VCP – 511 Veterinary Clinical practice – III (0 +5)

Clinical Training for Undergraduates:

  • Clinical Internship Training to undergraduate students of Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal.
  • Clinical exposure and training to Externship students.
  • Multi-purpose Artificial Insemination Training for unemployed educated youth of Tamil Nadu under the GoI-NPBB-TNLDA - MAITRI Programme


Clinical research involving base line clinical data collection about various diseases in farm and pet animals are undertaken by the faculty of this hospital. Rare and notable clinical cases are documented in the form of clinical research publications. Clinical services are also extended to the research animals kept in the university campus and its constituent units.

Self Financing / Revolving Fund Projects in Operation

  • Pet animal Vaccination scheme (under Revolving fund of the University )


Extension services are integral part of the day to day activities of the Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital. Farm advisory services are undertaken on day to day basis and about 10 farmers/clients are advised on livestock health and related issues. The other notable programmes includes:

  • Annual Rabies Awareness and Vaccination Programme.
  • Mass Contact Programmes.


Expertise of this Hospital is extended to the farm gates through Ambulatory Services to Livestock raised in the Licensee Units of the University and the nearby areas. Small holder dairy units in and around the university campus at Madhavaram are also being provided with expert veterinary services as part of the hospital outreach activities.


  • Small Animal Outpatient Medical Care.
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine and Cardiology Specialty Services.
  • Computerized Electrocardiograph.
  • Ultrasonography and Color Doppler Scan.
  • Emergency Medical Care.


  • Small and Farm Animal Out-patient Surgical Care.
  • Small Animal Operation Theatre.
  • Large Animal Operation Theatre.
  • Small Animal Radiology Unit.
  • Small Animal Physiotherapy Facilities.


  • Small and Farm Animal Outpatient Gynaecological and Obstetrical Services.
  • Artificial Insemination Facilities.
  • Animal Birth Control Facilities.


  • The hospital receives laboratory support from the Central University Laboratory and Leptospirosis Laboratory at Madhavaram and from the Centralized Clinical Laboratory of the Directorate of Clinics, at Madras Veterinary College, Vepery, Chennai – 7.

Special Diagnostics Unit &Referral Services

This Hospital operates dedicated special diagnostic units for advanced clinical support to needy patients. The facilities include

  • Small Animal Radiology Services
  • Ultrasound Imaging Services
  • ECG Services Experiential Learning Program

Hospital working hours

  • 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on working days / week days.
  • 8.00 to 11.30 am on Government holidays.
  • Office Hours : 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM on working days / week days.


The fee structures in practice are uniform for the hospital functioning under The Directorate of Clinics. TANUVAS

Services (Amount in rupees)
Registration charges for all animal (Valid for 1 week) 50.00
Major surgery-Small Animal (dogs cats) 500 .00
Minor surgery-Small Animal (dogs cats) 200 .00
Surgery for Large animal 50.00
X-Ray plain 50.00
X-Ray Contrast 200.00
Tail docking pups upto days 10 50.00
Artificial insemination one dose cow and buffalo 15.00
Vaccination DHPPL 210.00
Anti-rabies vaccination 90.00


The clinical faculty positions of the hospital include one Professor and Head, one Associate Professor, and two Assistant Professors of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Support staff for the hospital is on deputation basis from the university units.

  • Dr. G.Vijayakumar, Professor and Head (Veterinary Clinical Medicine)
  • Dr. B.Gowri, Professor (Veterinary Clinical Medicine)
  • Dr. A.Methai, Assistant Professor (Animal Reproduction, Gynecology & Obstetrics).
  • Dr. M.Shiju Simon, Assistant Professor (Veterinary Surgery and Radiology)


Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Madhavaram Milk Colony Chennai -600 051