B.V.Sc. Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

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Veterinary Science is a division of Science which
deals with the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to
various types of Animals. Bachelor of Veterinary Science is an Undergraduate
Academic Degree which is awarded for a course or program in Veterinary Science.
The degree course of Veterinary Science is also known as B.V.Sc & AHB which
stands for Bachelor's in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Sometimes it
may also be known as B.V.Sc. which is one and the same thing in India. The
duration of B.V.Sc & AHB is mostly 5 academic years including compulsory
internship of 6 months duration. The duration of the course may vary from 4� to
5 years depending on the duration of internship. The degree awarded on
completion of the training period is B.V.Sc. & A.H. (Bachelor of Veterinary
Science & Animal Husbandry). Veterinary Council of India is a statutory body
established under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of India. It
lays down minimum standards of veterinary education required for granting
recognized veterinary qualifications by veterinary institutions. The course
syllabus veterinary science degree includes theoretical and practical training
in various disciplines. The Job of Veterinarian is to not only treats animals
but also help them remain in good health. Veterinary courses are mainly provided
by various Agricultural Institutes in India. A candidate who completes the
course is known as a 'Veterinarian'.

Several technical institutions and universities are offering various courses in
Veterinary sciences.

Some of the

Veterinary Science Colleges

  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

  • College of Veterinary Sciences, Thrissur.

  • Bombay Veterinary Science College.

  • Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur.


A candidate for admission to the Veterinary Course must have obtained not less
than 50% of the aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology

(i) at the qualifying examination (or at the higher examination) in the case of
Veterinary College where the admissions are made on the basis of marks obtained
at these examination


(ii) 50% of the total marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at
the competitive entrance examination where such admissions are held for

In case of candidates belonging to the Schedule Castes/the Schedule Tribes or
other special category of students as specified by the Government from time to
time, marks required for admission shall be 10% less than that prescribed for
general category. The candidates are normally admitted in colleges through
competitive entrance examination.

Veterinary Council of India conducts an All India Common Entrance Examination
known as All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) for filling up of 15% of the
total no. of seats of each Veterinary colleges of all States where the Indian
Veterinary Council Act, 1984 extends. This entrance exam is held in the month of
May each year. An advertisement to the effect would appear in leading newspapers
and employment news. The entrance examination of the State Universities are
conducted after the qualifying (12th or Plus 2) exam is held by the respective
Board/University/examining body of the States. Some States hold Joint Entrance
Examination along with medical, engineering and other professional courses.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science Subjects

  • Veterinary Anatomy & Histology.
  • Veterinary Physiology.
  • Veterinary Biochemistry.
  • Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology.
  • Veterinary Parasitology.

of Veterinary Science Specialisations

Specialisations are offered at the Masters level.

Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor
of Veterinary Science Degree

Veterinary profession is suitable only for animal lovers. One needs to have a
compassionate predisposition for animals. Candidates need to develop a temperate
in all matters of practice of profession and to exercise clear and vigorous
application of mind. Animals cannot verbally explain their pain and suffering so
one needs to be extra sensitive towards Animal Behaviour so as to diagnose any
expression of pain or abnormal behaviour.Veterinary is a profession where
compassion is of primary importance as compared to rewards and remuneration.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Veterinary Science Degree

  • A private practitioner can get lucrative monetary returns depending on
    his popularity and experience. This can be gained through excellence in
    one's profession.

  • After completing� B.V.Sc. & A.H., one can apply for Master�s and
    Doctoral degree as these offer a large number of specialisations.

of Veterinary Science Jobs

Veterinarians can choose to work in any concerned are be it with the government
animal husbandry departments or poultry farms or dairy farms. The options are
not limited here. Below are mentioned, plenty of employment areas.

Employment Areas

  • Animal Resource Development under Panchayati Raj.
  • Army - Remount Veterinary Corps.
  • Banks.
  • Biological Products or Vaccine Institutions.
  • Biological Products and Vaccine Product Plants.
  • Breeding Farms / Hatchery.
  • BSF / Police.
  • Central Farms.
  • Clinical, Diagnostic & Investigation Centres attached to Veterinary
    Colleges and Research Institutes.
  • Consultancy.
  • Corporate Bodies Eg. National Dairy Development Board, Milk Board and
    Milk Unions.
  • Diagnostic Laboratories - Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology.
  • Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
  • Disease Investigation Centres.
  • Drug Research Institutions.
  • Experimental Animal Unit.
  • Experimental & Germ Free Animal Facilities attached to Veterinary &
    Medical Institutions.
  • Feed Processing Industry.
  • Insurance Companies.
  • I.C.A.R. - Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  • Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Quarantine Units.
  • Veterinary Hospitals.
  • Veterinary Centres.
  • Organised State Farms.
  • Poultry Farms.
  • Meat / Milk Processing Plants.
  • Polyclinics.
  • Public Health Laboratories.
  • Teaching / Research / Extension in Veterinary College / Institutes /
  • Para Veterinary Staff Training Schools.
  • Local Bodies / Municipalities / Panchayats.
  • Slaughter Houses/ Cattle Pounds / Public Health Laboratories.
  • Zoos & Wildlife Centres.
  • Race Clubs.
  • Stud Farms.
  • Veterinary Instruments / Equipment Industry.
  • X-Ray and Ultra-Sound Facility.

Job Types

  • Animal Care and Service Workers.
  • Biological Scientists.
  • Veterinary Researcher.
  • Pharmacy Research Scientists
  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians.
  • Self Employment - Entrepreneur in L.S. Farms, Poultry Farms etc.
  • Private Practice.
  • Lecturer.
  • Veterinary Consultant.
  • Partner, Assistant to a Practitioners.
  • Senior Medical Representative.
  • Veterinarian / Veterinary Doctor.
  • Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Associate Scientific Manager.
  • Manager Animal Farm.

B.V.Sc. Courses in India


  • B.V.Sc (Animal Genetics & Breeding)
  • B.V.Sc (Animal Nutrition)
  • B.V.Sc (Animal Production & Management)
  • B.V.Sc (Extension Education (Veterianry))
  • B.V.Sc (Poultry Science)
  • B.V.Sc (Veterinary Anatomy & Histology)
  • B.V.Sc (Veterinary Gynaecology & Obst.)
  • �B.V.Sc (Veterinary Microbiology)
  • B.V.Sc (Veterinary Parasitology)
  • B.V.Sc (Veterinary Pathology)
  • �B.V.Sc (Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology)
  • B.V.Sc (Veterinary Physiology)
  • B.V.Sc (Veterinary Surgery & Radiology)
  • B.V.Sc. B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • B.V.Sc. (Veterinary Medicine, Public Health and Hygiene)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

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