The Department started as Department of Medicine and Surgery in 1948 with the establishment of the Camp Veterinary College, Hisar on shift of the college from Lahore to Hisar; however, became functioning as full-fledged Department of Veterinary Medicine in 1966. In 1994, the department got bifurcated into “Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence” and “Preventive Medicine” as per VCI guidelines with Preventive Medicine merged with Department of Veterinary Epidemiology. Later in 2010, the Preventive Medicine again merged in Clinical Medicine to come up as Department of Veterinary Medicine as per VCI – Minimum Standard of Veterinary Education regulations (2008). The Department of Veterinary Medicine is actively engaged in imparting training in the areas of Veterinary Clinical and Preventive Medicine, Animal Welfare, Ethics and Jurisprudence to the under graduate (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) and post-graduate (M.V.Sc. and Ph.D.) students. The Department is undertaking research on diagnosis, therapeutics, prevention and control of various infectious and metabolic diseases of livestock and as well as pet animals. The Department caters to the needs of Clinical services rendered in the VCC through large animal OPD, indoor patients, ambulatory clinic and emergency clinic. The extension activities of the Department include dissemination of current and updated information on health and disease aspect of livestock and pet animals to the farmers through mass media platforms such linical Camps, Kisan Goshthi, Krishi Mela, Dairy Farming Training etc.
- Advancement of animal health and well-being by providing exceptional educational experiences, delivering outstanding veterinary healthcare and discovering innovative tools to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases in animals.
- To provide improved and latest diagnostic and healthcare facilities to livestock as well as pet animals.
- To develop effective therapeutic and preventive regimes for common infectious and non-infectious diseases of animals.
- To impart up-to-date education and training to UG and PG students on veterinary diagnostic and healthcare facilities.