Career in Veterinary Science
The treatment and cure of diseases and illnesses in birds and animals – that’s Veterinary Science, a field that overlaps quite a bit with human medicine.
Veterinarians can choose to work in urban areas, where the work would mostly involvethe care and handling of domestic pets, the government's animal husbandry departments or animal care centres
Veterinary Science Eligibility Criteria
Veterinary colleges in India have some standard requirements:
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- For a Bachelor degree, a 10 + 2 in Science with Biology is required.
- Entrance into a Bachelor course is determined by an entrance exam that’s conducted by the concerned university.
- Applicant’s to a Master degree must posses a Bachelor degree with good percentage in a related field and also pass the entrance examination.
Veterinary Science Career ProspectsThere are several career options available to veterinary science graduates. They can find jobs in the following establishments:
- Dairy research institutes
- Large-scale dairy, piggery and poultry farms
- Pet care private practice or clinic
- Govt. employed public health professionals in zoos, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
- Zoological research institutes
- Academic positions in institutes
- R&D in veterinary sciences
Veterinary Science Pay Package
The remuneration of a veterinarian depends on the kind of practice and the animals which are under treatment. In government veterinary centres, fresh graduates are appointed as junior veterinary surgeon.
Salaries start from Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 15,000. Private practitioners may pocket anywhere between Rs. 40 – Rs. 500 per patient, depending on treatment handed out and reputation built. Livestock development officers may earnRs.10, 000 – Rs.20, 000.Read: Career in rural management
Veterinary Science Institutes/UniversitiesSome of the well-known colleges of veterinary sciences in India are as follows:
IVRI Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh -243122 India
- Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Ph. No: +91-581-2300096
Master Programme (MVSc)
Doctoral Programme (PhD)
Hisar - 125 004, India
- College of Veterinary Sciences, CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Ph. # (O): 01662-289316, (R): 01662-238445
College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
- Bombay Veterinary Science College, Mumbai
(Anand Agricultural University)
Anand 388 001
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, Andhra Pradesh
- Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University
Phone: 040-24015011 to 040-24015017