Veterinary and Animal Studies

Veterinary science involves diagnosis, treatment and cure of various types of diseases related to birds and animals. The major responsibility of a veterinarian involves  taking care of animals as well as treating and preventing diseases among animals. Apart from providing treatment, veterinarians also carry out surgeries which help in preventing spreading of diseases in animals by giving timely vaccination and medicines.  Veterinarians  also give advice on taking care of pets and farm animals.

The key values of this specialized branch of study are somewhat similar to that of human medical sciences. The job profile is much more than that of a general medical doctor or a surgeon. The job of a veterinarian may also involve health care, poultry management and wildlife conservation.

Scope of Veterinary Science: -

There is an array of job opportunities available in various areas in the country. As keeping pets has become a fashion now, the demand for veterinarians is increasing now days. Similarly, there has been an unpredictable growth in poultry and animal sector, which results in increasing demand for veterinary science in various sectors of livestock and poultry.

 

Few courses offered under Veterinary Science: -

 

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Fisheries Science
  • Master of Veterinary Science

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must have passed 10+2 with biology, chemistry and physics and he/she also needs to qualify the entrance test conducted by the concerned universities. Veterinary Council of India conducts an ‘All India Common Entrance Examination’ (AICEE) for admission to first year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) & Animal Husbandry (AH) degree course. The duration for bachelor’s degree program varies from 4-5 years, including the period of internship.


PG:

 

For admission into postgraduate course in Veterinary Science the student must have a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and must qualify the All India Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).


Specializations

 

Those who wish to pursue a course in veterinary science as a profession can specialize in multiple fields from surgery to gynecology or pathology. Students of veterinary science have an option to choose specializations in animal biotechnology, livestock extension, dairy science, animal anatomy, animal genetics, animal husbandry, feed and fodder technology.

Job Prospects

In the recent years there has been a fabulous growth and demand for veterinary doctors in the field of veterinary science. Veterinarians can opt to work with private and government veterinary hospitals, farms related to poultry, sheep and rabbit, animal husbandry clinics. Veterinary services are also required by the dairy research institutes.

The government also undertakes veterinarians as public health officers whose services are used in national parks, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The defense services also use animals such as dogs, camels, and horses etc which also require the services offered by a veterinarian. Veterinarians also have the option to join the field of research.

Those who are specialized in this field are required in the area of laboratory, pharmaceutical, drug manufacturing industries etc.

Pay Package: -

The pay scale of a veterinarian differs on the basis of his practice and the animals he treats. Fresh graduates in government veterinary hospitals and centers are appointed as junior veterinary surgeons. Their starting salary ranges from Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 per month.

A private practitioner earns Rs.40 to Rs.500 per patient, depending on his popularity, experience and the type of treatment provided to the animals. A assistant professor can earn a salary of Rs.15,000 to Rs.25,000.

Medical Colleges for Veterinary and Animal Studies in India

Alltere Education Group - Chennai

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

ALLTERE Education Group is an education project management company, Co-Owned by Xavier University and it is registered office in Hong Kong with regional offices in India, China, Philippines, Bangkok, Mauritius, Kenya and London. ALLTERE has associates in over 30...

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Bhartiya Mukt Vidyapeeth

Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Bhartiya Mukt Vidyapeeth, Delhi was established in 1984. It is a Legal and Voluntary Institution and has legal right of teaching & training under the provision of constitution. The area of operation of the parishad is wide and extensive all over India. By...

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Bihar Veterinary College

Patna, Bihar, India

Bihar Veterinary College, Patna was established in 1927. The college is affiliated to Bihar Agriculture University. This institution acquired world-wide recognition for human resource development through excellent teaching by qualified, experienced and committed...

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Bombay Veterinary College

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Bombay Veterinary College (BVC), Mumbai was established in 1886 holds the distinction of being the first college of Veterinary Science in Asia. The objectives of the institute is to train and make available veterinary professionals to undertake livestock...

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Central Institute of Fisheries Education - CIFE - Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai was established in 1961 as an inservice training centre to impart proficient training and education to fisheries professionals so as to equip them to face the growing challenges in the Fisheries sector. It is...

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Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur was established in 1978. The College of Agriculture (established in May, 1966) formed the nucleus of new farm University. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified institution. The university has...

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Chhattisgarh University

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Chhattisgarh University (CGU), Raipur was established with the prime objective to bring revolutionary changes in the field of education, by way of making it cost effective and within the reach of one and all. The university encourages students with outstanding...

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College of Fisheries - Rangailunda

Rangailunda, Orissa, india

College of Fisheries, Rangailunda was established in 1981 and it was shifted to the campus at Rangailunda in 1983. The college is affiliated to Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology. In 1956, Dr. J.H. Longwell from the University of Misouri visited...

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College of Fisheries, Mangalore

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

College of Fisheries, Mangalore was established in 1969, by the then University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore under the agricultural university system of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. It is a premier Fisheries Education and Research...

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College of Fisheries-Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Punjab, India

College of Fisheries-Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana was established in 2008 to cater the needs of fast developing fisheries sector. The College is well equipped to undertake teaching, research and training in fisheries for...

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