For medical aspirants who love animals and want to pursue medicinal science for curing animal disease, Bachelor of Veterinary Science is the best degree course. The course is also known as B.V.Sc and imparts education that enables graduates to diagnose diseases in animals and prescribe medicines. The course curriculum comprises the detailed study of animal anatomy, nutrition, diseases and physiology. The five-year course will comprise both theoretical subjects as well as practical examinations. Candidates also have to take up medical internship of six months to one year in the final year of the programme in order to achieve the B.V.Sc degree.
About Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc)
⮚ Animal Genetics and Breeding
⮚ Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
⮚ Animal Production & Management
⮚ Veterinary Medicine, Public Health & Hygiene
⮚ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) Eligiblity Criteria
⮚ Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
⮚ Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50%
Previously, Veterinary Council of India conducts All India Pre Veterinary Test (AIPVT 2020) for admission to Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & AH). It was the examination of 3 hours duration and contains 180 objective type questions from PCB group. From the year 2017, this exam has been scraped by NEET 2020. So candidates have to qualify NEET exam to get admission in Veterinary courses.
Career Options and Job Prospects
The career options after pursuing a B.V.Sc. course are bright as veterinarians are in demand amongst the common people, pet lovers, social organizations for pets, etc. Government jobs are also available for B.V.Sc graduates in rural as well as urban departments. Awareness and welfare of animals is being promoted by various social organisations that recruit B.V.Sc graduates who can treat animals. There is also a great scope in starting private vet clinics to cure household pets.
⮚ Veterinarian Assistant
⮚ Veterinary Physician
⮚ Veterinarian Technician
⮚ Veterinarian Food Inspection Specialist
⮚ Veterinary Surgeon
⮚ Associate Veterinarian
⮚ Veterinary Pharmacologist
⮚ Veterinary Neurologist
⮚ Veterinary Epidemiologist
⮚ Veterinary Dermatologist
Trainee Veterinarian or Veterinarian Assistant can start out with salaries up to Rs. 10,000 per month. With 2 to three years of practice in this field, Veterinarians can earn up to Rs. 50,000 per month or even more through private clinics. Government jobs in the animal welfare departments also pay up to Rs. 40,000 per month or more depending on the experience of the candidate and the post for which the candidate has applied.