College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences at Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand of GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology(GBPUAT) emerged as role model for excellence among the thirty-four other Veterinary Colleges in India.
The College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (CVAS) was established in1960 as one of the constituent Colleges of the first and the foremost agricultural university of India, the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. The College with all its academic activities initially organized in only four departments, has now expanded to accommodate seventeen departments and three independent units including Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Animal Biotechnology Center and Animal Disease Diagnostic Center.
Facilities in College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (CVAS)
The lecture theatres and laboratories are well furnished with state-of-the-art physical facilities and modern sophisticated equipment including atomic absorption and UV spectrophotometer, ultrasound scanner, HPLC, FPLC, large animal anaesthesia machine, ethylene oxide gas sterilizer, ELISA plate reader, autoanalyzer, ultracentrifuge, liquid nitrogen plant, etc. Every department is provided with computers and internet connectivity.
The educational activities of the College are directed towards effective learning. Modern AV-aids are used for efficient delivery. Laboratory manuals have been developed in each course. Departmental and faculty seminars have been made regular features. Best teacher and best student awards have been implemented in order to make teaching/learning process more competitive. Besides a huge central library, the College has developed its own library stocking latest textbooks, journals and scientific and general magazines.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital operates round-the-clock. Students are engaged in clinical work even on Sundays and holidays. An Instructional Animal Farm including units on equine, ovine, caprine, canine and poultry has been established. A computer laboratory has been established to train the UG and PG students in computer handling. In addition to the B.V.Sc.&A.H. degree programme, the College offers courses for the award of M.V.Sc. degree in 20 and Ph.D. degree in 17 subjects.
Research in College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
The College has research strength in the areas of ethnomedicine, immunodiagnostics, embryobiotechnology, environmental toxicology and immunopathology and infections and metabolic diseases. Currently forty-five externally funded research projects are in operation. An ARIS lab has been established for the retrieval of scientific information on various aspects of animal health and production.
The College is committed to rural upliftment through livestock development. Kisan melas,gosthies (discussions), training for rural youth/farmers/ women, paravets and field veterinarians and cattle, dog and poultry shows are regularly organized. Consultancy to the livestock owners is provided through radio/ TV talks, telephone, extension literature, letters and personal contact. Ambulatory clinical services are provided at the farmer’s doorstep on all the working days.
The departments of Veterinary & Animal Sciences college in GB Pant University are:
- Animal Nutrition
- Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
- Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics & Jurisprudence
- Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
- Genetics & Animal Breeding
- Livestock Production & Management
- Livestock Products Technology
- Veterinary Anatomy
- Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension
- Veterinary Biochemistry
- Veterinary Microbiology
- Veterinary Parasitology
- Veterinary Pathology
- Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
- Veterinary Physiology
- Veterinary Public Health
- Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
The independent units of College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences include:
- Veterinary Teaching Hospital
- Animal Biotechnology Center
- Animal Disease diagnostics Center
All the departments are manned by knowledgeable and efficient faculty members. A large number of research projects funded from national, international and private sector agencies are being run in most of the departments. Students from the college have shown excellence in all spheres. It can be realized from the fact that students of this college are found spread not only in all corners of India but around the world.