Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science

Degrees offered: B.Sc., B.V.Sc., Diploma, M.A., M.Sc., M.V.Sc., Other Masters

What is Veterinary Science

If you’re a philozoic and care about all the fury, non-furry buddies and the charismatic creature out there, and you’re interested in science, particularly in biology, well then the universe created a special branch called veterinary science for you.

Veterinary science is a branch that deals with the study of animal immunology. It also monitors the prevention of widespread disease. This includes breeding livestock management, genetics, meat products technology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and surgery.

It deals with the wellness and health of all the animals and humans (by preventing the spread of fatal viruses).

Much like human medical care, veterinary science is competitive and demanding. It rewards you with status, employability, and of course, the satisfaction of contributing towards the environment at the end of the day.

Because most people are very fond of pets these days, veterinary science provides high employment opportunities in both the private and public sector.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Veterinary Science

In order to be eligible for a veterinary science course, candidates must have cleared class 12 with an aggregate score of 50%. Also, candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology as a subject in class 12 along with English as a compulsory subject. As per the age criteria, the minimum age to take admission in the BVSc program is 18 years, while maximum is 25 years as on 31st December of the admission year.

Veterinary Science Entrance Exam

  • National Entrance Exam Test (NEET): NEET is a national level entrance exam that offers admission to all the medical courses. As per The Veterinary Council of India, candidates seeking admission in BVSc & AH courses must appear for NEET examination. It usually takes place between December- February.

  • Assam Agricultural University Veterinary Entrance Test (AAU VET): It is a university level entrance examination for admission to the Assam Agricultural University in  Veterinary Science (BVSc) and Animal (AH). The entrance exam is held in offline mode. This exam usually happens in August - September.

  • Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT): It is a  university level entrance exam, organised by Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology every year for undergraduate admissions. It usually happens in February- June.

  • Rajasthan Pre-Veterinary Test (RPVT)- It is conducted by the Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal  Sciences for admission to B.V.Sc and A.H degree courses. It is conducted in offline mode. Unlike other entrance tests, RPVT’s eligibility criteria also require you to be a domicile of Rajasthan. It usually occurs in May- July.

  • UP Veterinary Entrance Exam (UP VET): DUVASU, Mathura conducts the UP Veterinary Entrance Exam for various UG, PG, Ph. D and Diploma in BVSc. It is usually conducted in Feb- March.

Scope of Veterinary Science in India and Abroad

Veterinarians have a very bright future in both rural and urban areas. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and work to improve public health. Veterinarians are not just health workers, but they’re also involved in research work. Rapid growth in the poultry and animal products technology sector has resulted in increased demand for veterinarians. Aviaries, wildlife sanctuaries and zoological parks also need veterinary specialists.

Course Fees Veterinary Science

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.20 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Veterinary Science at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
3.73 K
B.V.Sc. in Veterinary Science at College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Mizoram
33.50 Lakhs
B.V.Sc. in Veterinary Science at Mahatma Jyotiba Fule College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Jaipur
36.25 Lakhs
B.V.Sc. in Veterinary Science at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
2.23 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Veterinary Science at Transdisciplinary University, Bangalore
7.70 K
M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Science at West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata
2.23 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Veterinary Science at Transdisciplinary University, Bangalore
11.00 Lakhs
M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Science at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry
Data not available
15.00 K
Ph.D in Veterinary Science at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar
Data not available
4.39 Lakhs
Ph.D in Veterinary Science at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad
10.00 K
Diploma in Veterinary Science at CMJ University, Shillong
13.80 K
Diploma in Veterinary Science at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi
2.16 Lakhs
Diploma in Veterinary Science at Bhumika Institute of Veterinary Sciences, Mohindergarh
1.22 Lakhs
Diploma in Veterinary Science at UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, Mathura

Course Subjects

Although the syllabus isn’t the same for every college here’s an overview of Veterinary Science syllabus.

  • Veterinary osteology
  • Scope and importance of Biochemistry
  • Animal Histology
  • Veterinary myology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Abnormalities in Domestic Animals
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Scope of Pharmacology
  • Spermatogenesis in animals
  • Drug response by ANS
  • Veterinary Immunology
  • Introduction to aquatic animals
  • Ethics and Animal Welfare
  • Animal, Birds and Aquatic animal diseases
  • Animal Healthcare Management
  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Genetics
  • Viral diseases
  • Livestock breeding
  • Quality meat production Techniques
  • Veterinary Hygiene
  • Veterinary Gynaecology
  • Veterinary Reproduction
  • Diagnostics
  • Surgery
  • Pet Animal management and healthcare
  • Poultry breeding

Careers in Veterinary Science

Veterinarians were highly sought if in countries like Canada and US, but with the advancement in time and increasing awareness about animal husbandry, developing countries too have started prioritising veterinary science and thus creating a lot of jobs and opportunities for individuals practising the same.

B.VSc. will help you in finding the perfect stable job both in the private and public sector if you’re practising veterinary medicine there’s scope in having your vet clinic.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job profiles in Veterinary Science

The job profiles for veterinary science have been listed below. 

Job Profiles


Companion animal veterinarians

They usually work for themselves or individual set-ups and provide treatment to pet animals like dogs, cats, birds, etc. They are trained to provide medical assistance. They are specialised professionals who can perform surgery and medical practices such as vaccines.

Equine veterinarian

They generally work with horses and provide them with medical treatment if required. They vaccinate the horse against disease along with advising farm owners or managers about feeding, general health practices.

Cattle veterinarians

They work for the welfare of animals like cows, buffalo, sheep and guide people about fodder and other health practices.

Food safety & Inspection Veterinarians

They generally research and prevent the transmissible diseases among livestock and also prevent disease that can infect humans by coming in contact or by consuming animals.


Research Veterinarians

They research to find new surgical techniques. They usually have to work in laboratories and pathologies.



Top Recruiters in Veterinary Science

  • The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)

  • Terzetto Pharma Metrics

  • PETA India

  • CRPF paramedical department

  • Indian council of medical research (ICMR)

  • The Indian Veterinary Association

  • Vixilanciaa

Required Skillset for Veterinary Science

Your skills are the assurance that your employer has for you is the perfect candidate for any job, and therefore it is quite important to acquire all the required skills in your field which is Bachelor of veterinary science (B.VSc) in this case:

  • Empathy and Patience -  All the medical practitioners must be empathetic towards their patient, especially veterinarians because animals can’t understand your language, but they understand emotion.

  • Technical and Scientific ability – It is very important to be the master of your field. Especially in Veterinary Science to avoid unfortunate accidents.

  • Manual dexterity-  Manual dexterity is important for veterinarians because they have to be precise when treating injuries and performing surgery.

  • Communication Skills -  Communication is a very important skill for every field of work, and thus it is also important for students of veterinary science. One has to deal with various people to help the pet owners with the disease their pet might be having.

  • Academic Competencies- All veterinarians need outstanding understanding in math, science, language and research and a lifelong commitment to work. They need to be well aware of new scientific developments. They must be willing to take continuing education classes and attend conferences in their areas of specialisation.


They must be aware of new drugs and techniques, and should keep in touch with representatives who provide new types of medical equipment and supplies for the clinic. 

Course Curriculum for Veterinary Science

Bachelor of veterinary science (B.VSc) is a 5 years course. The BVSc students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals such as dogs and cats to comparatively larger mammals such as equine and crocodiles.

To prepare for veterinary science, students must enhance their academic knowledge and skills. The curriculum is designed to guide them for better career opportunities, and polish them to cater to the industry expectations.

To be successful, students are provided with opportunities to understand and transfer knowledge and skills in their work. The course structure may vary from college to college, but the basic knowledge can never be replaced.

Questions related to Veterinary Science

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i got 341 marks in neet will i get any veterinary seat in obc catogery

dandeharitha 25th Nov, 2020

Hello aspirant,

every year the admission in government college differ according to the cutoff and the difficulty level of the exam and also on the total number of candidates appeared in the exam.

It is very difficult to predict either you will get chance for the admission in veterinary college or not with this score.

Because as of veterinary course one must score above 500 to get a seat in government college.

To get the complete list of top colleges you have chances to get admission you can use the below college predictor tool

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It gives you a detailed analysis of the Top college you can apply for which helps you to make correct choise  and decision while during the counseling.

You can also check cutoff predictor tool from the below link



486 marks will be the safe score for veterinary college hisar( haryana ) through 15 % AIQ seats ??????

Rajeev Anand 25th Nov, 2020

Dear aspirant

If we see last year cut off trends then it is not safe marks in neet2020. Also this year cut off has been risen for every courses which admission is through neet. If we talk about veterinary College of hisar, haryana then last year cut off for this college through AIPV2019 was for Gen- Air 20144 (559 marks) SC- AIR71049 (467 marks) St- 105402 (424marks).

so if we compare then you have almost no chance of getting this college throgh AIQ. You have even very less chance of getting government veterinary College through AIPVT 2020 in general category at your might try for that college through haryana veterinary counselling.

Hope this information helps you

Gud luck !!


has anyone got management quota seat in veterinary colleges in karnataka through kcet????

Ayush Pandey 24th Nov, 2020


You cannot get management or govt seat into veterinary colleges in Karnataka through kcet. You have to write and qualify the NEET-UG exam and apply for this counselling under KEA then only you will become eligible for veterinary course.

Thank you.


Hi sir,, Im from Mysore ..I got 29,890 marks in BVSc this year I belong to SC category can I get seat in veterinary college in Karnataka!?

Pragya sarwaiya 24th Nov, 2020
Cutoff for veterinary Colleges in Karnataka
For Scheduled Caste (SC)- the student must score minimum 40th Percentile ie- 133-107 marks to get admission in Karnataka veterinary Colleges.
You can check clear prediction of colleges via your rank here-
Best of luck

I scored 3189 in kcet 2020 and my category in 2BG can i get veterinary college in Karnataka

Devraj Student Expert 24th Nov, 2020


As per your kcet rank and category.. Analysing last year cutoff it's quite hard for you to get a seat in veterinary colleges in karnataka as last year cutoff for veterinary colleges was high

For more information you can check in kcet college predictor link given below

Hope this will help you

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