The Veterinary College and Research Institute, Salem has been established as 5th Veterinary College under the aegis of the renowned Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) at ThalaivasalKoot Road in Salem district as per G.O. Ms. No. 155, dated 01/11/2019 of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (AH-6) Department of Government of Tamil Nadu for the development and delivery of veterinary education, integration and educational opportunities that provide healthcare solutions for animals, people and community. The college is located at a distance of 80 kilometres from Salem town and five kilometer from Thalaivasalon the Salem-Ulundurpet National Highway (NH 79) in a total area of 77.98 acres.
The aim of establishing the Veterinary College and Research Institute, Salem is to provide educational, research and clinical service of the highest quality, to give a new impetus to livestock and poultry sectors and to improve the livelihood of farmers belonging to north-western agroclimatic zone of Tamil Nadu in general and Salem district in particular.
It has an aesthetically designed administrative block, eight academic blocks with smart class rooms, separate hostel for boys and girls, library block, canteen, Dean’s bungalow, warden quarters and guest house. Further, it comprises 15 Specialized Departments with full-fledged infrastructural and laboratory facilities including dairy and meat processing plants, Livestock Farm Complex to demonstrate animal production techniques and a Veterinary Clinical Complex to treat the animals and to train the students in veterinary services with state-of-the-art facilities. This college is offering a degree course- BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry) from the academic year (2020-21).
It envisions to empower the aspiring students and transform them into skilled veterinarians, to carry out innovative research on field-oriented problems of local and regional interest and to transfer the developed technologies from laboratory to the ultimate end users. Further, it endeavours to provide quality services to the livestock and poultry of this region and also to impart capacity building of farmers and entrepreneurs involved in livestock and poultry development and thus uplifting the socio-economic conditions of the rural farming community.
The works relating to creation of infrastructural, administrative and academic facilities as per Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education (MSVE-2016) of Veterinary Council of India (VCI) have been completed and the first professional year has been commenced from the academic year 2020-21 with an intake capacity of 40 students. The student strength will be increased to 60 students in the next academic year (2021-22) and subsequently 80 students per year from 2022-23 onwards.
(Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics & Common Central Facilities)
(Veterinary Surgery & Radiology and Veterinary Medicine)
(Livestock Production Management and Veterinary Physiology and Bio-Chemistry)
(Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology and Veterinary Parasitology)
(Animal Nutrition & Animal Genetics and Breeding)
Academic Block VI (Veterinary Anatomy)
(Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Microbiology)
(Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology &Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education)