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Veterinary Doctor Career Information

What a Veterinary Doctor does

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The graduate course known as B.V.Sc is of four years duration followed by one-year of practical internship. You can go for a Masters course M.V.Sc after this. You can specialize in Animal Anatomy, Animal Biotechnology, Animal Husbandry, Animal Economics, Animal Husbandry Extension, Animal Reproduction, Livestock Extension, Animal Genetics and Breeding, Dairy Science and Technology, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Engineering, Dairy Microbiology, Food Hygiene, Feed and Fodder Technology, Meat Science and Technology, Animal Nutrition, Poultry Science and Technology, Piggery, Preventive Medicine, Toxicology, etc.

Note: After B.V.Sc. students can also appear for Biotechnology entrance test for a future in this branch.

Selection Procedure: The Veterinary Council of India, Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110005 conducts an All India Common Entrance Examination for admission to 15 per cent seats in each veterinary college for B.V.Sc. or AH (Animal Husbandry). A minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks in PCB and English is required in the qualifying examination for taking the test.

The Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi - 110012 conducts an All India Entrance examination for filling up 15 per cent of the total seats in State Agricultural universities and 100 per cent seats in National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and Central Agriculture University, Imphal in several subjects related to this field including Veterinary science.


If you are into private practice, the money will actually depend on your area of practice. On an average a vet charges Rs 500-600 per visit (excluding the cost of medicines). And for a home visit it shoots up to Rs 1000-1500. They generally work in two shifts - mornings and evenings. So that's a lot of money. On an average a veterinarian can earn in the range of Rs 40000-50000 per month.

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