A Veterinary Dispensary is the unit of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry service delivery mechanism at block level.
A block may have more than one VD, but the VD located at the block headquarter is the apex institution at the block level.
AT block headquarter the VD is headed by a Block Veterinary Officer (BVO) and in the periphery, a Veterinary Assistant Surgeon heads the VD.
There are a basket of services provided by the VD viz. Animal health care services, organisation of health camps, Artificial Insemination, Pregnancy Diagnosis, Castration, Extension Services, Livestock Insurance, Fodder Related Services, Advisory Services etc.
A VD is the major unit of service delivery in Veterinary Department.
There exist 540 Veterinary Dispensaries in the state.