The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is offering four core courses for the undergraduate (B.V.Sc.&A.H) students. These include General & Systemic Pharmacology (VPT-311, 2+1 Cr.hr) and Veterinary Neurophamacology (VPT-321, 2+1 Cr.hr) for III year students and Veterinary Chemotherapy (VPT-411, 2+0 Cr.hr) and Toxicology (VPT-421, 2+0 Cr. hr) for the IV year students. The department is well established with experimental pharmacology laboratory to carryout laboratory exercises as per MSVE - 2008 regulations prescribed by Veterinary Council of India (VCI).
The Department is also offering postgraduate programme from the AY: 2015-16. The Department is well equipped and facility to carry out research in the area of Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Neuropharmacology and Toxicology are available. All the animal experiments are conducted as per the CPCSEA guidelines and after approval from the Institutional animal Ethics Committee approval.
Apart from teaching, the faculty is engaged in research primarily in the area of Pharmacokinetics of Veterinary drug formulation(s), Neuropharmacology, Immunotoxicology, Residue toxicology of Xenobiotics in Foods of Animal origin. Further, elucidating pharmacodynamics of potential herbal extracts and phytochemicals and identification and characterization of poisonous plants of regional importance are undertaken by the faculty.
The Department is regularly conduct training programmes in the area of clinical pharmacology & toxicology as well as extends advisory service to veterinarians in the State departments.