Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University established the Veterinary College and Research Institute with full facilities for Veterinary Education, Research and Extension activities at Ramayanpatti in Tirunelveli, with a total area of 139.21 acres of land and with an initial budget of Rs. 12.59 crores (G.O. No. 93, dated 24/08/2011) to cater to the needs of the southern drought prone district farmers, who mainly depend on dairy, sheep and goat rearing for their daily livelihood and to augment the livestock production activities especially the small ruminant production in the southern districts.
Separate hostel facilities have been created for boys and girls.