Veterinary Anatomy

About Department

The Department of Veterinary Anatomy started functioning in 1948 with the establishment of the Camp Veterinary College at Hisar affiliated to Punjab University. This department has a distinction to be housed in the very first building of the campus, whose foundation stone was laid by Dr.Punjab Rao Deshmukh, Union Minister of Agriculture on 2nd October, 1955. The department had the privilege of shifting in the newly constructed building in 1957 which accommodated the whole faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at that time. Presently, this building is being shared by the department of Veterinary Anatomy and Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry. The department has a separate dissection hall provided with all modern facilities, modern undergraduate histology laboratory, oesteology laboratory and a fully equipped postgraduate research laboratory for histology and Histochemistry. These laboratories are well equipped with latest instruments and audio-visual aids. The department offers specialization in Gross Anatomy, Histology and Embryology disciplines.

The Department had been lucky that in its formative years it was headed by Dr. Gopal Singh an eminent gross anatomist of his time. He continued to head this department till the bifurcation of the University and Dr.Yashwant Singh the then Asstt. Professor took the charge as Head of the Department in Dec. 1968. Dr. L.D.Dhingra who was in United States for his higher studies at that time, after his return, in January, 1969 took over as Associate Professor cum Head of the Department and started the postgraduate programme in Veterinary Anatomy at this Institute from 1969. Dr.L.D.Dhingra was elevated to the post of Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences and then Dr.Yashwant Singh was entrusted to chair this department. In 1994, Dr.S.K.Nagpal took over as Head of the department who was succeeded by Dr.Suraj Kumar in 1997, Dr.A.N.Gupta in 2000 and Dr.Gurdial Singh in 2006.

Head of the Department :
Dr. Pawan Kumar
Phone (O): 01662-256115
Fax : 01662-284312






Dr. Pawan Kumar Professor & Head of the Department View Details
Dr. Parveen Kumar Gahlot Associate Professor View Details
Dr. Amit Poonia Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. Aman Deep Assistant Professor View Details
Dr. Tej Prakash Assistant Professor View Details

Supporting staff  

Sh. Ramesh Clerk
Ms. Pooja J.S.S.
Sh. Ravinder Lab Technician
Sh. Sukhbir Singh Senior Lab Assistant
Sh. Pawan Dhanda Lab Assistant
Sh.Bijender Lab. Attendant


Major Achievements

  • Established a separate dissection hall with all modern facilities and teaching aids such as Digital Translite Panels to help the students in dissection processes.
  • Well established histology laboratory with large number of charts and models for better understanding of the subject. The slides are shown on CCTV so that the students can have a clear picture microscopic structure of different body systems.
  • In addition the department has a well equipped osteology laboratory having large number of bones of different animals for ready reference of the students.
  • The museum of the department houses a large number of specimens of different organs of different animals which are not only of immense help to U.G. & P.G. students but also attract the visitors.
  • The research laboratory of the department is well equipped with Fluorescent microscope and Cryostat for carrying out the research work of class.
  • Comprehensive research carried out on the post-natal development of bones in buffalo and cattle helps to estimate the age of animal up to thirty months of age.
  • Large quantum of work completed on the histology of different systems such as digestive, respiratory, urinary, cardiovascular, nervous reproductive, endocrine and integumentary systems to give comparative differences in buffalo as compared to other domestic animals.
  • Gross and topographic anatomical work carried out on various body systems of camel and buffalo.
  • Significant contribution in camel anatomy provided great help to physicians and surgeons as this animal is of great importance in desert areas of Haryana and neighboring Rajasthan.
  • Angiography of various blood vessels of different body parts was also studied. Lately, work on ultrastructure of organs such as blood, tonsils and sub-commissural organs is being carried out.
  • Researches on other domestic and laboratory animals were also conducted. The centres of ossification have been located in long bones of prenatal and postnatal sheep and goat of either sex. Studies on endocrine, reproductive and nervous systems have been completed in these animals.
  • The detailed histological observations on the mediastinum testis of donkey, horse, camel, pig, rabbit, rat and hamster had been conducted and results were reported in an authentic reference book “The Testis” Vol.IV. Edited by Dr.A.D. Johnson (USA) and published by Academic Press, New York, U.S.A.

Post graduate students/ Research Assistants/ Senior Research fellows

  1. Dr. Shikha Saini, Ph.D Student
  2. Dr. Navreet Deswal, M.V.Sc. Student
  3. Dr. Prateek Rao, M.V.Sc. Student
  4. Dr. Mahak, M.V.Sc. Student

Research projects

Ongoing projects
  • Gross, light and electron microscopic studies on the different body systems in ruminants & pig sponsored by Government of Haryana, Principal Investigator- Dr.Parveen Kr. Gahlot (Since 2002)
  • Gross, light and electron microscopic studies on the different body systems in ruminants and pig. Planned scheme financed by Government of Haryana (Scheme Incharge)
Completed projects
  • "Immunohistochemical studies on tonsils of oro-nasopharyngeal region of buffaloes to explore immunocompetent sites for targeted delivery of vaccines” sanctioned by The Haryana State Council for Science and Technology, Haryana has completed. (PI- Dr. Pawan Kumar, Co-PIs: Dr. Parveen Kumar Gahlot, Dr. Amandeep Singh and Dr. Tej Parkash
  • “Establishment of immunohistochemical laboratory and strengthening of immunotechnology laboratory for diagnosis of diseases of animals and poultry” RKVY-RAFTAAR 2018-19 on 31.05.2018 has been completed. (Principle Investigator: Department of Veterinary Pathology, LUVAS, Hisar. (Co-PIs: Department of Veterinary Anatomy)

P.G. Thesis