There is sunrise potential for education and research in veterinary and animal sciences. Taking in to account the growing importance of this sector, Government of Kerala has established Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University to give emphasis to education, research and development in the livestock sector. The newly formed Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is located in the scenic hilly terrain of Pookot in Wayanad district, Kerala, India. Moreover the university has research stations at Thumbermuzhi, Thiruvazhamkunnu and Mannuthy. Since this is a newly established university, improvement of infrastructure facilities is of paramount importance. Infrastructure facilities in the areas of education, research, extension, capacity building, IT connectivity, distance learning, Clinical services, diagnostic facilities, zoonoses, animal nutrition, biotechnology, ethnoveterinary medicine, pathobiology, dairy technology and in other related sectors are most essential and are directly linked to rural development. The University is presently enhancing the available infrastructural facilities. It caters to the needs of the emerging University to international level. It functions as tropical referral and training center in the area of tropical Animal production and Veterinary medicine. It offers multidisciplinary courses in the area of Veterinary and Animal Sciences including Wild Life Science and improving the employment opportunities in the sector and out of the country. It strengthen the bond between the scientists and the farmers by speedy technology transfer which will trigger the overall rural development of the region and give a boost to the country’s target for achieving the millennium goals within a short span of time. KVASU has five constituent colleges which include: College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy. College of veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pookot. College of Dairy Sciences & Technology, Mannuthy. Avian Sciences and Management, Thiruvazhamkunnu. College of Dairy Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. The Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is committed to orient research keeping in tune with the motto ‘ideas in action’ to augment the food security and food safety of our state and the country as a whole. It emphasizes the overall development of the Animal Husbandry Sector, Dairy Sector, Poultry Sector and Wildlife through interface and integrated education and research in respective fields. It aims at providing human resources, skills and technology needed for the sustainable development of livestock and allied fields of Kerala. The main focus areas of research are Fundamental Research, Production Oriented Research, Need Based Research, Research on Animal Welfare and Conservation.