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B.V.Sc. & A.H. course details, career scope & jobs

B.V.Sc. & A.H. course details, career scope & jobs – Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry is a undergraduate course that needs a good PCB score as well as passing of an entrance exam in some states.Most good institutes and colleges especially the government ones will give admission based on merit in the state entrance test.

There are other private colleges that give you admission based on your class 12 board exam PCB score,and might also give you a paid seat from the management quota.

Important thing to note is that before taking admission into any college,make sure that the college is affiliated to the VCI – Veterinary Council of India,which is similar to the MCI (medical council of India) for MBBS.

 

Who should join this course?

I suggest only those who love animals should go in for this course as it entails constant care,diagnosis and treatment of animals.Also it is not for the faint hearted,as there will be lots of times when you will be treating a injured animal and there will be blood and tissue damage that you will have to heal.Also there are times where you will have to Euthanize the animal with lethal injection.

What is the B.V.Sc course about?

In this course,which is a medical course,you will learn all the skills and knowledge of dealing with sick and injured animals.

It is a five year course which has 9 semesters in total and a mandatory 6 months internship after completion of the 9 semesters of theory and practicals.

Subjects for B.V.Sc

Veterinary Physiology-I (Blood, Cardiovascular & Excretory Systems, Body Fluids)
General Veterinary Biochemistry
Livestock Production Management-I
(General Principles and Ruminants)
Biostatistics and Computer Application
Principles of Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology

 

SEMESTER- II

Course Title
Veterinary Gross Anatomy-II
(Myology, Neurology, Angiology & Aesthesiology)
Veterinary Physiology-II
(Neuromuscular, Digestive & Respiratory Systems)
Veterinary Intermediary Metabolism
Fodder Production & Grassland Management
Livestock Production Management-II
(Monogastric and Laboratory Animals)
Principles of Animal Genetics
and Population Genetics
Applied Animal Nutrition-I (Ruminants)

 

SECOND PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER- III

Course Title
Veterinary Histology & Embryology
General Veterinary Parasitology & Helminthology
General Veterinary Pathology
General Veterinary Microbiology
Avian Production Management
Applied Animal Nutrition-II
(Non-ruminants, Poultry& Laboratory Animals)
Livestock and Poultry Breeding
Livestock Farm Practice (Non-Credit)

 

SEMESTER- IV

Course Title
Veterinary Splanchnology & Applied Anatomy
Veterinary Physiology-III (Endocrinology,
Reproduction Growth Environmental Physiology)
Veterinary Entomology & Acarology
Veterinary Protozoology
Veterinary Immunology and Serology
Systemic Veterinary Pathology
Commercial Poultry Production and
Hatchery Management
Livestock Production Management-III
(Regional interest)
Livestock Farm Practice (Non-Credit)

 

THIRD PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER – V

Course Title
General and Systemic Veterinary Pharmacology
Systematic Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology
Special Veterinary Pathology
Milk and Meat Hygiene, Food Safety
and Public Health
Milk and Milk Products Technology
Abattoir Practice and Animal Product Technology
Principles and Techniques of Veterinary
and A H. Extension

 

SEMESTER-VI

Course Title
Veterinary Neuropharmacology
Systematic Veterinary Virology
Avian Pathology
Aquatic Animal Diseases,
Hearth Care and Management
Veterinary Epidemiology and Zoonosis
Meat Science
Animal Biotechnology
Livestock Economics, Marketing and
Business Management

 

FOURTH PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER- VII

Course Title
Veterinary Chemotherapy
General Veterinary Surgery, Anaesthesiology
And Diagnostic Imaging
Veterinary Gynecology
Veterinary Clinical Medicine-I
(General & Systemic)
Veterinary Preventive Medicine-I
(Bacterial, Fungal& Rickettsial Diseases)
Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry and
Laboratory Diagnosis-I
Animal Biotechnology
Veterinary Clinical Practice

 

SEMESTER-VIII

Course Title
Veterinary Toxicology
Regional Veterinary Surgery
Veterinary Obstetrics
Veterinary Clinical Medicine-II
(Metabolic & Deficiency Diseases)
Veterinary Preventive Medicine –II
(Viral & Parasitic Diseases)
Veterinary Clinical Practice
Veterinarian in Society (Non Credit)

 

FIFTH PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER- IX

Course Title
Veterinary Orthopedics and Lameness
Animal Welfare, Ethics & Jurisprudence
Zoo/Wild Animal Breeding, Management,
Nutrition and HealthCare
Pet Animal Breeding Management,
Nutrition and HealthCare
Veterinary Andrology and Reproductive Techniques
Environment and Environmental Hygiene
Livestock Entrepreneurship
Veterinary Clinical Practice

 

What after B.V.Sc ?

You can pursue a master degree in veterinary sciences knows an M.V.Sc which is a two year program.Two of the main specialty branches that you can choose from are:

  • Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
  • Animal Reproduction,Gynaelogy & Obstetrics

Another good course that you can take up is Master of Science in Wildlife Studies which is again a two year course that you can do after your B.V.Sc.

 

FUTURE CAREER SCOPE and JOBS

There are a few avenues open to you after doing your bachelors degree.These are:

  • Private Vet practice
  • Pet grooming Centres
  • Privately funded animal rescue NGOs
  • State and private veterinary clinics
  • Agro and Dairy farms
  • Fisheries and Zoos
  • Nature Reserves and Parks
  • Poultry Farms

Out of these the most successful career can be had by starting a private clinic.It is a good business and there are very few animal doctors in each city.You can quickly get a monopoly and earn loads of money.

Just to give you an example of how much is at stake, the vet that i go to for my own animals earns upwards of 4 lacs a month.Of course she caters to richer clients,charges more and has lots of experience.

Animals are like family members and people who own pets do not hesitate for the best medical treatment and will pay.

If you are starting out in the business,you can join an NGO that treats strays and get experience and then take it from there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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