Department of Veterinary Anatomy

Department of Veterinary Anatomy


Department of Veterinary Anatomy was established in the very beginning i.e. in the year 1930 when Bihar Veterinary College Patna was opened as the 4th Veterinary College of India. As the college was awarding diploma to the graduates at the completion of three years, the subject of veterinary anatomy was limited primarily to the gross anatomy of domestic animals viz., Ox, Horse, Dog, Pig Sheep Goat and Fowl. Even then, this subject was taught for two consecutive years. Later on the subject of veterinary anatomy was taught with the emphasis of Histology and Developmental Anatomy
with the conversion of courses to the degree courses of four years’ duration science 1949. The Department acquired the distinction of starting post graduates courses in early sixties. The PG level was first started up to Master level there soon followed by Ph.D. courses. With the evident of Rajendra Agricultural University in the year of 1971, later on Bihar Agricultural University in the year of 2010, the department of veterinary anatomy its credit has produced six (6) Ph.D. and seventeen (17) M.V.Sc. Candidates.
The Department is adequately equipped with the precision instrument and highly qualified teachers. The department has more than one hundred seventy-five research publications. The department has prepared appreciable number of teaching aids such as Skeletons, Charts, Models, Plaster Casts and Color Transparency film to cater to needs of U.G.& P.G students.
The department is known for pioneering work in virtual dissection of different Animal in India along with fundamental as well as applied veterinary anatomy. The faculty is taking keen interest in training livestock farmers, unemployed youth, and veterinary surgeons on normal structures of different organs of animals.


  • To provide qualified human resources in the field of Veterinary Anatomy, Histology, Embryology and Applied Anatomy as well as Surgical Anatomy.
  • To furnish the information on the Gross Anatomy, Histomorphological, Histochemical and Embryological aspect of all domestic animals including birds also, so that the knowledge is availed for its application in the clinical, Para clinical, production and reproduction of other disciplines.
  • To provide quality teaching them regarding the process of embryogenesis and organogenesis during the embryonic life of the individuals so that students can understand about pathological condition caused due to faulty development.


  • Virtual Dissection Table (Anatomage)
  • Gross Anatomy Laboratory
  • Histology, Histochemistry and Embryology Laboratory
  • Museum

Academic Activities

Academic activities

U.G. Courses (As per VCI Old)

Sr. No.

Course No./Units Course Title/ Unit Titles
1. Unit -1 General Osteology, Arthrology and Myology, General Angiology, Neurology and Aesthesiology, General Splanchnology
2. Unit- 2 Fore limb: Study of bones of fore limb of ox and differences in horse, dog, pig and fowl. Study of hoof of ox and horse. Study of joints, ligaments, stay apparatus, major blood vessels, nerves, veins and lymph nodes of fore limb. Sites for Radial, Median, Ulnar and Volar nerve blocks.
3. Unit -3 Anatomy of Head and neck of ox and differences in horse, dog, pig and fowl .
4. Unit -4 Anatomy of  Thorax of ox and differences in horse, dog, pig and fowl.
5 Unit -5 Anatomy of Abdomen of ox and differences in horse, dog, pig and fowl.
.6. Unit -6 Anatomy of Hind limb and pelvis of ox and differences in horse, dog, pig and fowl.
7. Unit -7 General and Systemic Histology
8. Unit -8 General and Systemic Development Anatomy.



M.V. Sc. Courses (As per ICAR)

Sr. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

VAN -601 Comparative Osteology &Arthrology


2. VAN – 602 Comparative Splanchnology


3. VAN -603 Myology, Angiology, Neurology & Aesthesiology of Ox


4. VAN -604 Gross Anatomical Techniques


5. VAN – 605 Theory and Practices of Histology and Histochemical Techniques.


6. VAN -606 Gross Histology and Ultrastructure


7. VAN -607 Systemic Histology and Ultrastructure


8. VAN – 608 Developmental Anatomy


9. VAN -691 Master’s seminar


10. VAN -699 Master’s research


Ph.D. Courses(As per ICAR)

Sl. No.

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

VAN-701 Myology, Angiology, Neurology and Aesthesiology of Equine, Canine and Procine


2. VAN-702 Principles and Applications of Biomechanics


3. VAN-703 Avian Anatomy


4. VAN-704 Neuroanatomy


5. ANN-705 Endocrine Anatomy


6. VAN-706 Theory and Application of Electron Microscope


7. VAN-707 Histoenzymology and Immunocytochemistry


8. VAN-708 Applied Embryology and Teratology


9. VAN-709 Functional Veterinary Anatomy


10. VAN-710 Gross Anatomy of Laboratory Animals


11. VAN-790 Special Problem


12. VAN-791 Doctoral Seminar I


13. VAN-792 Doctoral Seminar II


14. VAN-792 Doctoral Research



Research Activities

Completed Research Projects

  1. To prepare visual aid of leg conformation of horse – Funded by – Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour Bhagalpur- Period- 2013-2015.
  2. Histological and histochemical Studies of Organs of Digestive Respiratory, Urogenital and Skin of Buffalo- Funded by ICAR

Ongoing Research Projects: – Nil

Faculty Members



Mobile No.

E-Mail ID


1 Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bharti

9835284899 More
2 Dr. Avnish Kumar Gautam

9162597398 More
3 Dr. Ratnesh Kumar Choudhary

 9334020305 More
4 Dr. Nirbhay Kumar Singh

9835889642 More
5 Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh

9431846003 More
6 Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha

7903392892 More

Supporting Staff

S. No. Name Mobile No.
1. Sh. Mungeri Lal

Laboratory Attendant


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Contact Details

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bharti

Associate Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary Anatomy
Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 14 (Bihar, India)
Contact No.: +91 9835284899, +91 7992286879
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