B.V.Sc. & A.H. or Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry is an undergraduate Veterinary Science professional course. Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to various types of animals. In other words, Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) is a course which deals with curing, treating as well as studying the various diseases occurring in animals and birds, thus studying the physiology of the animals in detail.
Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science is a full time course of 5 years duration which includes a total of 9 semesters. The students are put in to a detailed internship program for about 6 months. This period helps the students to face the new challenges in the area of animal poultry and disease management. Apart from this small and large clinical works, laboratory works are also part of the above mentioned course.
Veterinary science is concerned with the medical care of animals. This science includes the application of various principles such as
These medical principles are applied in treatment of animals in general.
The requirements for the BVSc & AH program are as follows: student must be at least 17 years of age at time of admission, and pass the Intermediate Science (10+2) exam in the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and English. Because of domicile restrictions and a limited number of seats available at each institution (generally varying between 30 to 80 seats), admission into the BVSc & AH is partially based on the applicant’s rank in the annual All India Pre-Veterinary Test, which must be taken as well. Graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry may allow you to pursue a career in a number of fields, such as the poultry industry, a job as a veterinary doctor in either a private practice, at a zoological park, in the armed forces, or even in veterinary research.
Abattoir Practices and Animal By-Products Technology
Andrology and Artificial Insemination
Animal Housing and Sanitation
Autonomic and Systemic Pharmacology
Avian Production and Management
Biostatistics and Computer Applications
Cattle and Buffalo Production and Management
Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Entomology and Acarology
Evaluation of Feed Stuff and Feed Technology
Extension Techniques in Veterinary Practice and Livestock Production
Fodder Production and Grassland management
General and C.N.S Pharmacology
General Livestock and Management
General and Systemic Virology
General Surgery and Anaesthesia
General Veterinary Biochemistry
General Veterinary Microbiology
General Veterinary Parasistology
General Veterinary Pathology
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic
Histology and Embryology
Immunology and Serology
Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Laboratory Animal/Rabbit/Fur Animal Care and Management/Pet Animal Care
Laboratory Diagnosis - Clinics
Livestock Breeding System
Livestock Economics, Marketing and Business Management
Meat and Meat Products Technology (Including Poultry Product Technology)
Meat Hygiene and Public Health
Milk and Milk Products Technology
Milk Hygiene and Public Health
Preventive Veterinary Medicine (Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Diseases)
Principles of Animal Breeding (including Avian)
Principles of Animal Nutrition (including Avian)
Principles of Genetics and Population Genetics
Regional and Clinical Surgery
Sheep and Goat Production and Management
Swine/Equine/Camel/Yak Production & Management
Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
Veterinary Epidemiolog, Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence
Wild/Zoo Animal Health Care & Management/Fish Production
Zoonoses and Human Health
All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health
Assam Agricultural University
Bombay Veterinary Science college
Chandra Shekar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur.
College of Veterinary Sciences, Thrissur.
Indira Gandhi KrishiVishwavidyalaya
Rajendra Agricultural University
Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University
They should have a genuine love and compassion for animals and be able to read the signs from the animal's behaviour and diagnose the ailment.
They must also be able to handle emergencies and work in physically disagreeable conditions, or in rural areas where working hours may be long and irregular, and working conditions uncomfortable. They should have the ability to put the animals at ease, to do teamwork, have powers of observation, adaptability, and indifference to the conditions of work.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Veterinary Science, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college.
After completing B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree, one can apply for Master’s and Doctoral degrees as there are many specialisations in Veterinary Science such as in Animal Genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Livestock Products Technology, Livestock Production & Management, Masters in Wildlife Science, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Veterinary Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary Public Health, etc. B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree is very suitable for animal lovers.
Animal Resource Development Centres
Biological Products and Vaccine Product Plants
Animal Husbandry & Dairying Departments
Disease Investigation Centres
Drug Research Institutions
Feed Processing Industry
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Insurance Companies
Meat/Milk Processing Plants
Ministry of Agriculture
Para Veterinary Staff Training Schools
Veterinary Instruments/Equipment Industry Zoos and Wildlife Centres
Animal Care and Service Workers
Associate Scientific Manager
Manager Animal Farm
Partner, Assistant to Practitioners
Pharmacy Research Scientists
Self Employment - Entrepreneur in L.S. Farms, Poultry Farms etc.
Senior Medical Representative
Veterinarian / Veterinary Doctor
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians