The Department of Veterinary Pathology was established at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Theni in the year 2020 with the objective to offer quality education to B.V.Sc.& A.H. undergraduate students.

The following are the proposed objectives of the department:

  • To impart undergraduate education to B.V.Sc.& A.H. students
  • To undertake research activities on livestock and poultry diseases
  • To create awareness on animal diseases for field veterinarians and farmers
  • To provide quality diagnostic services on livestock and poultry diseases

Courses offered

As per the MSVE 2016 regulations prescribed by VCI, the following course is being offered to the undergraduate students:

  • II Professional Year – B.V.Sc. &A.H.
    • Veterinary Pathology (Paper I and II) – 4+2 credit hours
  • IV Professional Year – B.V.Sc. &A.H.
    • Veterinary Clinical Practices II – 0+6 credit hours (will be taught jointly with Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Pharmacology)

Laboratory facilities

  • Clinical Pathology unit
  • Necropsy unit
  • Rabies diagnostic unit
  • Histotechnology unit
  • Histopathology unit
  • Photomicrography unit
  • Museum

Department activities

  • Investigation of disease outbreak on livestock and poultry diseases under field condition in collaboration with line departments
  • Postmortem diagnostic services including general necropsy of livestock, laboratory animals and wildlife, poultry necropsy, rabies diagnosis, forensic diagnosis belongs to college farm, farmers, etc.
  • Awareness programme for farmers on livestock and poultry diseases


  • Establishment of centre for excellence in Veterinary Pathology
  • Establishment of immunohistochemistry laboratory for tumour diagnosis
  • Establishment of Molecular Pathology laboratory and exclusive rabies diagnosing unit
  • Archive for gross Pathology, histopathologyand exclusive digital archiving of cytology and histopathology slides


1) Dr. D. Basheer Ahamad, Ph.D., Professor and Head

Email Id: | | Mobile: 9965466655

2) Dr. S. Sasikumar, M.V.Sc., Assistant Professor

Email Id: | Mobile: 9786524800


The Professor and Head,

Department of Veterinary Pathology,

Veterinary College and Research Institute,

Theni – 625 602.


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