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Institute of Veterinary Preventive Medicine: The Institute originally known as SERUM INSTITUTE was established at Madras (present day Chennai) in 1932 to produce anti-rinderpest serum and bull virus to combat rinderpest which was rampant then, posing serious threat to the livestock population.

In 1942, the institute was shifted to Coimbatore Agricultural College Estate as an emergency measure due to World War -II. In March 1948, the institute was shifted to the present campus at Ranipet, facing the National Highway No.4 (Chennai - Bangalore) at a distance of 114 km from Chennai. The Campus with 192 acres (0.78 km2) area was a meat dehydration plant of the army and was acquired by the state government from the army under post war construction scheme.

The institute has got vast development over 73 years and it's now engaged in the production of various vaccines, (Bacterial and Viral Vaccines) against various diseases of livestock and poultry, diagnostic reagents and Pharmaceutical products for treatment of ailing animals. In addition, the institute extends disease investigation service to the field veterinarians.