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Veterinary Science

So you want to be a Vet?

That's an amazing idea. Unfortunately, pets are not immune to diseases. We need vets. You'll be loved by people and animals. You could save the lives of the cutest and most dangerous animals.

Veterinary Science is the science of treating and curing birds and animals. You'll be in med school. Just another med school. You're going to be responsible for species like a guardian angel. What you do as a Veterinary Scientist may decide the future of a species. You'll be doing God's work for animals. The goal is to prevent and end threats and restore the organisms to perfect health.

There is strong growth in employment for Vets. And so the competition for Vet college seats increases as well. Vet jobs are all-pervasive in India. They're in significant demand in Urban as well as rural areas.

What Do Veterinarians do?

  • The course deals with surgery and handling of animal live-stocks.

  • Besides performing surgery, you need to take care of animals and advise regarding medicine and vaccination.

  • Specialize in large animals such as livestock or small animals such as pets. The approach in treatment varies according to different animals.

So how to become a Veterinarian?

  • Well, you need Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) after 12th to enrol in a B.V.Sc course. The next step is to appear in the respective entrance exams for your state and all India. You will be allotted a university accordingly. You will appear for NEET exam to secure seats under 15% all India quota/85% state quota to various colleges. Your chances lie in what marks you score in the 300-550 range & the state you belong to.

  • It is difficult to determine which college suits your aptitude. Previously, admission into Vet Science was conducted through AIPVT. However, now NEET exam is the entrance through which you get access to 15% of all India seats.

Top colleges offering Veterinary Science in India

  • Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, [OUAT] Bhubaneswar

  • National Dairy Research Institute, [NDRI] Karnal, Haryana

  • Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, [KVAFSU] Bidar

  • Nagpur Veterinary College, [NVC] Nagpur

  • Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, [MAFSU] Nagpur

How much will you earn as a Veterinarian in India?

  • Average Salary for a Veterinarian  in India is Rs 504,206/yr

  • The average salary of a Veterinarian with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 427,293/yr

  • The average salary of a Veterinarian  1-4 years of experience is Rs 471,665/yr

  • At Senior level (5-9 years of experience) Veterinarian  in India makes Rs 573,251/yr

What is the scope of Veterinarians in India?

  • You can get placed at NGOs and Government offices.

  • Pursue Higher studies such as MD or others

  • Can open private clinics as per the guidelines of the regulatory authority

  • Appear for exams such as NET/JRF for research and academic purposes

What are the study materials available?

  • NEET 26 Years Chapter Wise Solved Papers

  • NEET Revision Book

  • NEET Daily Problem Practice Sheet (DPP) of PCB

  • NEET Formula Handbook PCB

  • NEET Class Notes Series PCB

  • NEET Study Material Package PCB

  • NEET Unit wise Practice Test Papers

  • NEET 10 Full Syllabus Mock Tests

  • NEET Ranker Package

  • NEET Crash Course Books

Interesting Facts

A 2001 law prohibits the killing of stray cats and dogs in the city (New Delhi), as well as the slaughtering of dogs.