Department of Veterinary Pathology was declared as an independent Department, in July 1991, as one of the constituent departments of Dr. G. C. College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Prior to this, it was one of the components of the then Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Pathology and Parasitology established in July 1986 with the formation of the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, HPKV, Palampur. Veterinary Pathology is one of the core disciplines in the Veterinary Medical Profession.
With the start of M.V.Sc from academic year 1996‑97 it attained the status of Post Graduate Department. Besides undergraduate B.V.Sc and A.H. courses, as per VCI regulations, department has been offering Post Graduate courses to M.V.Sc and Ph. D. students. Faculty spends a significant time on post-mortem and disease investigation services rendered by the Department in addition to the teaching, Research and Extension-cum-consultancy activities.