The division was created as Division of Experimental Medicine and Surgery in 1975 to undertake research pertaining to medicinal and surgical management of diseases of livestock and pet animals and to prepare animal models for research in allied subjects. A full-fledged Division of Surgery was established after bifurcation of Division of Experimental Medicine and Surgery in 1993.
Veterinary Surgery is one of the dynamic and enterprising areas of veterinary science research, teaching and practice. This is a discipline where coalescence of knowledge and skill is essential to render quality services to the farmers, pet owners and animal welfare organizations. The Division of surgery at ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar has been contributing significantly to animal health through development of surgical devices, techniques and concepts, and standardization and application of diagnostic imaging techniques. The division has conducted extensive research in a wide range of specialized areas like diagnostic imaging, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, surgery of special senses, and anaesthesia and pain management. The cutting edge technologies like stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, biomaterials and reconstructive surgery have taken the research and practice in veterinary surgery to new horizons. Biotechnological approaches have been integrated with surgical interventions to give a new impetus to research in veterinary surgery for better health management and welfare of the animals. The enigma of surgery has always attracted creative young minds to this discipline that has led to the development of safe, user friendly, efficacious, and need based technologies.