B.V.Sc. & A.H. Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

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.

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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.

Syllabus/ Subjects

Abattoir Practices and Animal By-Products Technology

Ambulatory Clinics

Andrology and Artificial Insemination

Animal Housing and Sanitation

Applied Anatomy

Applied Nutrition

Autonomic and Systemic Pharmacology

Avian Production and Management

Biostatistics and Computer Applications

Cattle and Buffalo Production and Management


Clinical Biochemistry

Clinical Veterinary Medicine

Entomology and Acarology

Environmental Hygiene

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

Gross Anatomy

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

Physiological Chemistry

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

Special Pathology

Swine/Equine/Camel/Yak Production & Management


Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology

Veterinary Epidemiolog, Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence

Veterinary Helminthology

Veterinary Protozoology

Veterinary Physiology

Wild/Zoo Animal Health Care & Management/Fish Production

Zoonoses and Human Health

Top Colleges

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

Course Suitability

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.

Employment Areas

Animal Resource Development Centres

Biological Products and Vaccine Product Plants

Breeding Farms/Hatchery

Consultancy Firms

Dairy Farms

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

National Parks

Para Veterinary Staff Training Schools

Poultry Farms

Veterinary Centres

Veterinary Hospitals

Veterinary Instruments/Equipment Industry Zoos and Wildlife Centres

Job Types

Animal Care and Service Workers

Associate Scientific Manager

Biological Scientists


Manager Animal Farm

Partner, Assistant to Practitioners

Pharmacy Research Scientists

Private Practice

Self Employment - Entrepreneur in L.S. Farms, Poultry Farms etc.

Senior Medical Representative

Veterinarian / Veterinary Doctor

Veterinary Consultant

Veterinary Researcher

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians