Haryana Agricultural University, College of Veterinary Science
The College of Veterinary Sciences has a glorious past, formidable present and a promising future for development of veterinary education and research. The college has been playing a crucial role in the development of livestock sector as an instrument of rural development through its multifarious activities. The broader mandate of the college is to protect animal health and increase production through creative higher education and research in veterinary sciences. Teaching and research in the college are aimed at catalyzing environment friendly sustainable animal health and production leading to poverty alleviation and increase in living standards in rural areas. Veterinary education not only seeks or cultivates knowledge but provides a veterinarian with skills and competence to lead a society towards progress.
The college has organized departments with well qualified faculty and modern laboratory infrastructure suitable for practical training of veterinary professionals. Besides 14 departments, it also has a Teaching Veterinary Clinical Service Complex equipped with modern multidisciplinary infrastructure for diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases of livestock and poultry. It provides round the clock service for treatment and care of the sick animals. In addition, the Ambulatory Clinics provides services to the animals of some of the adjoining villages. A central laboratory has also been established in the college, the mandate of which is to provide laboratory diagnostic help mainly related to microbiological work to all concerned and to preserve and maintain related material and microbial agents for future use. This college also has a Wildlife Health Centre which focuses on problems related to wildlife health. The teaching and research needs of the college are supported by an excellent Disease Free Small Animal House facility. This facility not only supports teaching and research needs of the university, but it also provides laboratory animals to other institutions which are registered with Animal Welfare Board of India.
The college has an impressive infrastructure suitable for research on the frontier areas of veterinary and animal sciences. One of the most serious deterrents to livestock production is the menace of animal diseases of a wide variety affecting all species of farm animals all round the year and inflicting heavy mortality and morbidity. There are a wide range of viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases which assume acute and chronic forms and undermine health and production in Haryana. In the past couple of years biotechnological approaches such as hybridoma technology, polymerase chain reaction and DNA probes are being evaluated for diagnosis of livestock diseases. For providing disease investigation and diagnostic services to livestock and poultry owners, there are seven outstation disease investigation laboratories located at various district headquarters. The college has in House Ethical Committee which is mandated to look after the animal welfare issues while conducting research on animals.