If you love animals as well as animals, then being a Veterinarian would be the best decision for you. Now, don’t be curious about what is a veterinarian and what connection they have with animals? In this article, we are going to give answers to all your questions. So, let’s start with the intro-
In simple language, Veterinarians are the doctor who treats and prescribes proper treatments for animals. In short, they are called “Vets”. In another language, Veterinary is the group of study and medicine that deals with curing, finding, and preventing any kind of disease on animals. It is the field of Medical courses. If you have a passion for animals and an interest in the field of medicine, then you should go for it.
Different types of Veterinarians:
Here is the list of 4 different types of Veterinarians:
- Companion animal Veterinarians
- Equine Veterinarians
- Food Animal Veterinarians
- Researcher Veterinarians
Education to become an eligible veterinarian:
In order to become a successful veterinarian, you have to do the following courses-
|Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & AH) – 5 years|
|BV. Sc. in Animal Genetics and Breeding|
|BV. Sc. in Animal Production & Management|
|BV. Sc. in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology|
|BV. Sc. in Veterinary Medicine, Public Health & Hygiene|
|Master of Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc) – 3 years|
|MV. Sc in Veterinary Medicine|
|MV. Sc in Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology|
|MV. Sc in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Medicine|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Pathology|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology|
Apart from all these, you must have to complete your boards with subjects like chemistry and physics before taking admission to UG Courses. On the other hand, to take admission to PG courses, you must have a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science. You have to appear in the NEET exam to become an eligible candidate for the veterinarian.
Colleges to pursue Veterinary Science course:
Here is the list of best colleges where you can obtain your Veterinary Science course-
- National Dairy Research Institute, (Karnal)
- Veterinary College and Research Institute, (Namakkal)
- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, (Bareilly)
- College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, (Bikaner)
Career and Job Opportunities of Veterinarian:
In countries like Canada, India, and the US there is a high and growing demand for veterinarians. The career scope of veterinary science is large and is growing faster in this era of the modern world. Veterinarians work in private clinics, animal hospitals, and laboratories.
Fig 1: Daily Life of a Veterinarian
Job responsibilities of a Veterinarian:
The responsibilities of a Veterinarian are not limited to treating animals. Even, it is expanded to research work also. The responsibility of a Veterinarian relies upon both human and animal welfare.
Salary of a Veterinarian:
In India, the salary of a Veterinarian starts from Rs. 10,000 and can reach up to Rs. 50,000 per month. In other countries like the US, this range of salary becomes $60,000 to $80,000. This range can be increased with practice and experience.
So, this is all you need to know about before becoming a Veterinarian. I hope, you find it useful. Please share your views and feedback with us so we can come up with more updated facts on the current topic.