The Department started as a part of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology in the then Faculty of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine in 1970. It became a full-fledged Department of Veterinary Anatomy on October 1, 1980 at the inception of a separate Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Since then, the Department has been located in the New Veterinary Faculty Building at the Obukpa end of the Nsukka Campus of the University. More than 1,500 students of sub-degree, degree and postgraduate programmes have passed through the Department. The Department is reasonably equipped for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.