Career in Veterinary Science

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:

  • 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 Prospects

There 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

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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.

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Veterinary Science Institutes/Universities

Some of the well-known colleges of veterinary sciences in India are as follows:
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute
IVRI Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh -243122 India
Ph. No: +91-581-2300096
Email: [email protected]
Courses Offered:
Master Programme (MVSc)
Doctoral Programme (PhD)
National Diploma

  • College of Veterinary Sciences, CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar - 125 004, India
Ph. # (O): 01662-289316, (R): 01662-238445
Fax: 01662-234613
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Bombay Veterinary Science College, Mumbai
College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
(Anand Agricultural University)
Anand 388 001
Ph. +91-2692-261486

  • Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 040-24015011 to 040-24015017
E-mail: [email protected]

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