The department trains students in various courses including gross anatomy, histology and cell biology, general pathology, systemic pathology, diagnostic pathology to various degree programs. Beneficiary  students are from Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), Bachelor of Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture, Bachelor of Science in Range Management and Bachelor of Science in Education with specialization in biology subject.

The department also trains students at post-graduate level in Masters of Science (MSc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree programs in Anatomical Sciences and Cell Biology and offer Diagnostic Services to clients and Animal Hospitals including SUA Teaching Animal Hospital