Department of Anatomy is one of basic departments in the faculty of Veterinary medicine. It was established in 1938 as part of the Preclinical Department and was developed as a separate entity in 1962. It comprises a dissection hall equipped with video and television circuit, histology practical laboratory equipped television circuit, multipurpose histology laboratory, plastination laboratory and museum.


Currently the department has 22 full time personnel including:

Academic staff:

3 Professors

2 Associate Professors

2 Assistant Professors

1 Lecturers

1 Teaching Assistants

Technical staff:

3 Technicians

10 Laboratory Assistants

Academic Programmes

Undergraduate programme:

         The department offers the following preclinical courses in the field of anatomy:

                    Gross Anatomy I and Histology I for Semester 3 students.

                    Gross Anatomy II and Histology II for Semester 4 students.

                    Embryology for Semester 4 students.

Postgraduate programme:

          Besides teaching, the academic staff is involved in research related to gross anatomy, histology and embryology, and the supervision of postgraduate students for:

                  Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM).

                  Master of Science in Anatomy (MSc).

                  Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD).

Community services

The department provides short training courses in histological techniques, preparation of animal skeletons, museum specimens and in plastination techniques.