The Government of Karnataka gave permission to start new Government Veterinary Colleges at Shivamogga and Hassan during 2006-07 as constituent colleges of KVAFSU, Bidar. Accordingly, the Veterinary College, Shivamogga started functioning from the academic year 2006-07. The mandate of the college is teaching, research and extension in the field of veterinary and animal sciences. The primary object of this college is to produce qualified and competent Veterinarians who could help in increasing livestock productivity in the state, in particular and in the country, in general. The mission of the college is to strive hard and provide leadership in teaching, research and extension education services related to veterinary and animal sciences. The college will keep in pace with the new frontier of science and contemporary developments which are socially and technically relevant to the society.
Shivamogga is endowed with rich natural resources including animal genetic resources, heritage of culture, traditional and social systems and is being considered as lead centre in education activities. The college has been setup in an area of 157 acres at Sominakoppa village coming under Urban Development Authority of Shivamoga. In this college, adequate measures are taken to assure quality education, as the college is totally governed by the requirements of Veterinary Council of India and guidelines of the KVAFSU, Bidar.
The lecture halls with facilities of audio-visual systems like overhead projectors, slide projectors and multimedia using computer assisted instructions to impart quality education. In addition, top quality laboratories have also been created with latest need based modern equipments for practical training of students in each subject/discipline.
All efforts are concentrated in making Veterinary College at Shivamogga as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension, as well as in Human Resource Development.