[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]A veterinarian is a medical professional, who provides animals with medical treatment. There are different types of veterinarians , where some work with small animals and some with large farm animals, or wild animals. Veterinarians learn to treat all kinds of animals but sometimes they choose to work with a specific type e.g Dogs. They diagnose animal diseases and treat sick and injured animals. They advise owners on proper care of their pets and livestock. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. Although most veterinarians work in private clinics and hospitals, others travel to farms, work in laboratories or classrooms, or work for the government. Veterinarians must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college and a state license.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

Corporate veterinary medicine

Corporations that provide veterinary care, test human drugs for safety, or produce animal-related products.

Food supply medicine

Veterinarians in this profile work in animal food and animal medicine industry.

Shelter medicine

Veterinarians work with communities and private or public agencies to ensure the health and well being of animal populations housed in shelters.


Working in a university setting or with companies that produce animal-related products or pharmaceuticals.

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in Science with Biology stream Pursue B.V.Sc for 5 years Pursue M.V.Sc for 2 year Pursue Ph.D for 4-5 years
Path 2
Clear Class XII in Science with Biology stream Pursue B.V.Sc for 5 years Diploma/Post Graduation Diploma 1-2 Years B.V.Sc Diploma/Post Graduation Diploma 2-3 Years M.V.Sc

Important Facts

Most college have eligibility criteria of minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class XII and some of minimum 60%. Some colleges/ universities also have an age limit criteria.

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  • Diagnose and treat animals suffering from sickness
  • Provide animals with suitable medications and perform surgeries when necessary
  • Provide vaccinations to avoid infections
  • Perform various laboratory tests with specialised equipments to ensure right treatment
  • Spread awareness to promote animal healthcare
  • Carry out research to discover more about animals and their physiology
  • Euthanize animals who are in critical conditions
  • Perform duties in line with the ethical standards


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