Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex has been established on 22.06.2012 with the following objectives of

  • 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

Monday-Friday: 08.00 AM - 1.00 PM

Saturday, Sunday and All Government Holidays: 08.00 AM - 11.30 AM


  • Outpatient Unit: Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex is providing clinical services covering Medicine, Surgery and Gynecological and Obstetrical cases for the farmers of delta region covering Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and Tiruchirappalli throughout the year. In the year 2016-17, 15938 large animal cases, 4359 small animal cases (including poultry) were treated as out-patient cases per month in this Unit.
  • In-Patient Unit: Post operative care and intensive care for critically ill patients were also provided in the in-patient facilities available in the premises. A total of 182 large animal cases were treated at In-patient section of the unit during the year 2016-17.
  • Ambulatory Unit: TVCC extends ambulatory services for the neighboring village - Orantharayankudikadu from Monday to Friday (8.00 AM– 10.00 AM) throughout the year. Well equipped vehicle is available in the Unit to treat the animals. In the previous year, 4152 large animal cases and 134 small animal cases were treated in the Ambulatory unit.
  • Imaging Unit: Imaging Unit with advanced diagnostic imaging facilities is being developed in the TVCC unit viz., Video Endoscopy, C-arm, Portable Colour Doppler ultrasound, Echocardiography and Computerized radiographic system.
  • Operation Theatre: Completely equipped Operation theatre for small and large animals, viz., Gaseous anaethetic machine for small animals, Orthopedic and Ophthalmic equipment.
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Lab: A clinical lab with the facilities to handle clinical samples and to carry out basic diagnostic works is established in the unit. Lab specially equipped with automated biochemical analyzer and automated hematology analyzer (5 part).
  • Pharmacy: The pharmacy was upgraded with more storage facilities. The unit handled pharmaceutical drugs and hospital consumables to the tune of around Rs.14.0 lakhs in the year 2016-17.
  • Anaesthesiology and Pain Management Unit
  • Physiotherapy unit
  • Small animal Critical Care Unit: Equipped with vital sign monitor, Doppler BP and Oxygen supply for the critically ill patient.
  • Immunization Unit
  • Dermatology unit
  • Equine unit
  • Isolation unit for Rabies


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
  • Study Circle: As a part of Under-graduate programme, four study circles viz., Canine study circle, Equine study circle, Fun and Sports animal study circle and Law and Veterinary Medicine study circle are handled by the staff of TVCC.
  • Tracking Programme
  • Internship programmes: B.V.Sc and AH degree students of Madras Veterinary College, Chennai and Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal 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. The training programme is supplemented with maintaining records, participation in mass camps and case discussions. Apart from clinical trainings students were also involved in village visits and industrial exposure.
  • Training to Veterinary Nursing Assistant
  • Clinical Case presentation for the final year students conducting regularly


  • Mass Contact / Infertility Programmes: As an extension of clinical services to the public, Mass contact programmes were conducted at villages surrounding the College. Infertility cases were diagnosed and provided priceless CIDR implant treatments for the same. Further castration, deworming and general treatments were also provided for the beneficiaries. Awareness Pamphlets are released for the benefit of farmers during the programmes.
  • Pet Animal Health Camp and Awareness Programme: As a part of extension activity “Pet Animal Health Camp and Awareness Programme” was conducted at TVCC, VCRI, Orathanadu.


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

  • The research was conducted to characterize the changes in per-follicular blood flow of dominant follicle (DF) during true oestrus (TO) and mid-cycle oestrus (MCO) in crossbred cattle. There were no significant differences in PSV and EDV values between the groups, but the PI value was significantly higher in DF of MCO and pulse duration was significantly lengthier in MCO when compared to TO. The peri-follicular blood flow study confirmed the anovulatory status of DF during MCO.
  • A study was conducted to characterize the changes in vascular perfusion of the corpus luteum (CL) during early pregnancy in crossbred cattle. The findings were suggestive of increased vascular demand of the CL during the early pregnancy in order to meet out the endocrine activity and maintenance of pregnancy.
  • Standardization of large animal abdominal ultrasound in gastrointestinal disorders


Sl.No Name of the Project Name of the PI & Co-PI Budget (in lakhs) Ongoing/Complteted
1 Revolving fund scheme on vaccination of dogs Project Coordinator: Dr.A.Palanisammi Project Co-coordinator: Dr.M.Saranavan 1.185 lakhs Ongoing
2 TANUVAS-GOI-NADP (2015-2016)-Animal Mobile Medical Ambulance for Rural Veterinary Care in TAMIL NADU District Level Coordinator and Regional Head: Dr.A.Palanisammi 633.96 lakhs Ongoing
3 TANUVAS-GOI-NADP Scheme on “Strengthening of Diagnostic modalities in Teaching Veterinary Hospitals of Tamil Nadu” Co-Investigators: Dr.A.Palanisammi 325.50 lakhs Ongoing
4 TANUVAS-NABARD Scheme- “Construction of Large Animal IP (in patient) Referral Hospital and Machinery Equipments by TANUVAS” Co-Principal Investigators: Dr.A.Palanisammi 576.50 lakhs Ongoing
5 Low flow Isoflurane anaesthetic protocol for abdominal surgeries in Buffaloes Principal Investigators: Dr. S. Senthilkumar 1.0 lakh Completed


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

Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, VCRI, Orathanadu

Out-patient Unit

Ambulatory Unit

X-ray Unit


Haematology Analyser

Ultrasound Scanner

Inauguration of Revolving fund-vaccination scheme


  • Dr. N.Premalatha, Professor and Head, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
  • Dr. S.Senthilkumar, Associate Professor |
  • Dr. M.Saravanan, Assistant Professor |saravanan[dot]m[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in | +91-9952845870
  • Dr. P.K.Ramkumar, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. K.Kannan | Assistant Professor | kannan[dot]k[at]tanuvas[dot]ac[dot]in | +91-9043135084
  • Dr. T.Arulkumar, Assistant Professor | +91-8760044680 |


Professor and Head,

Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex

Veterinary College and Research Institute

Orathanadu - 614625


Phone No: 04372-234014, 04372-232100

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