Kamdhenu University has been established by the Government of Gujarat vide Gujarat Act No.9 of 2009 which is referred to as "the Kamdhenu University Act, 2009". The Act was assented to by Hon'ble Governor of Gujarat on 7th July, 2009
The University is established and incorporated by the state Government as teaching and affiliated University for the development of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and for furthering the advancement of learning, conducting of research and dissemination of findings of research and other technical information in Veterinary and Animal Sciences including Dairy, Fisheries and allied sciences in the State of Gujarat.
The Government of Gujarat by Notification No. KPY-2012-VIP-392008-P1, Dated 13/08/2014 notified the 8th July, 2009 to be the date on which remaining provisions of the Act came in to force.