B.V. Sc. in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology is a 3-year undergraduate course in veterinary science, which deals with the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to various types of animals. The program includes a compulsory internship of 6 months’ duration, covered in more or less 10 semesters.
Some of the institutes that offer the course in India are listed here:
Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in the Science stream, from a recognized educational Board, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs for a span of 4 years.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 3 to 20 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Such graduates are hired in capacities such as:
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System/ Year wise|
|Eligibility||10+2 with 50% marks in the Science stream|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Entrance test|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 20 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Bharti Agro Industrial Federation (BAIF), People for Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) and League of Pastoral People (LLP), ICAR – Coordination and funding of animal-based research, Army (Remount Veterinary Corps), BSF/Police, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Animal Resource Development under Panchayati Raj, Army - Remount Veterinary Corps, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Colleges & Universities, Dairy Research Institutes, Government Hospitals (Animal), Animal Food Companies, Veterinary Training, Pharmaceuticals, Research Companies, Animal Welfare Societies, Sanctuaries, Veterinary Clinics, Zoos & Wild Life Research, and such.|
|Job Positions||Animal Care and Service Worker, Veterinary Researcher, Biological Scientist, Pharmacy Research Scientist, Private Practice, Lecturer, Veterinary, Technologists and Technician, Veterinary Consultant, Senior Medical Representative, Partner, Assistant to Practitioner, Veterinarian, Veterinary Doctor, Associate Scientific Manager, Veterinary Surgeon, Manager Animal Farm, among others.|
The course primarily involves an advanced study of the surgery and handling of animal live-stock. Such veterinarians besides surgery, dispense advices regarding adequate medication and vaccination for livestock.
They often train large animal, for example, cows, horses, pigs, sheep, poultry, or smaller animals such as pets, including dogs, cats, felines, winged animals, and such. The approach in treatment varies as per different types of animals.
The program is about treatment and study of diseases of animals and pets.
Ideal candidates for this course need to be skilled enough to understand animals’ pains and ailments.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Indian Veterinary Research Institute||Bareilly||INR 14,020|
|Veterinary College and Research Institute||Namakkal||INR 17,891|
|Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences||Bikaner||INR 11,700|
|Junagadh Agricultural University||Junagadh||INR 28,000|
|Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology||Bhubaneswar||INR 59,220|
|College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences||Udaipur||INR 15,400|
|Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology||Meerut||INR 2,00,000|
|West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences||Kolkata||INR 5,960|
|Anand Agricultural University||Anand||INR 718|
|Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir||Srinagar||INR 1,60,000|
|Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya||Palampur||INR 40,000|
|Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University||Chennai||INR 17,840|
|Bihar Agricultural University||Bhagalpur||INR 6,660|
|Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University||Palanpur||INR 28,890|
|Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University||Bidar||INR 22,044|
|Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University||Tirupati||INR 13,047|
|Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences University||Nagpur||INR 3,000|
|Bombay Veterinary College||Mumbai||INR 8,750|
|Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology||Faizabad||INR 73,600|
|KVASU College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences||Thrissur||INR 65,683|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
Some institutes such as the following provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level:
The Veterinary Council of India directs an AICEE for admission to the course. An All India Entrance Examination is led by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) for admission to the course across colleges of different States, such as:
However, there are some State-level entrance exams also, through which admissions are offered to colleges like the Kerala Engineering Agricultural and Medical Entrance Test.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Principles of Surgery||Large Animal Anesthesia|
|Clinical Practice||Diagnostic Imaging Techniques|
|Clinical Practice||Veterinary Ophthalmology and Dentistry|
|Small Animal Anesthesia||Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Large Animal Soft Tissue Surgery||Clinical Surgical Practice – I|
|Orthopedic and Limb Surgery||Clinical Surgical Practice – Ii|
|Master’s Seminar||Clinical Surgical Practice – Iii|
|Master’s Research||Anesthesia of Wild and Laboratory Animals|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Advances in Anesthesiology||Special Problems in Anesthesia|
|Advances in Diagnostic Imaging Techniques||Special Problems in Surgery|
|Neurosurgery||Doctoral Seminar I|
|Experimental Surgical Techniques in Animals||Doctoral Seminar II|
Agriculture sectors, government animal husbandry departments, poultry farms, veterinary hospitals and clinics require specialists of the field.
Such qualified veterinarians perform job duties such as:
Various organizations employ veterinarians in research and development departments. Defense services keep dogs and horses that need the services of specialized vets.
Veterinary Surgery & Radiology professionals can find gainful employment with medical institutions across both private and public sectors. Aviaries, wild life sanctuaries, and zoological parks also need the services of such veterinary specialists.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Animal Care and Service Workers||Animal Care and Service Workers are responsible for looking after animals, performing feeding and grooming roles.||6,10,397|
|Veterinary Sales Representative||Veterinary Sales Representatives are responsible for achieve a given sales budget with the available products, within a stipulated duration.||2,43,084|
|Veterinary Doctor||Veterinary Doctors are responsible for curing animals’ diseases, and treating them.||5,20,294|
|Veterinary Officer||Veterinary Officers are responsible for co-ordinating with the herd manager to ensure a smooth financial operation for a given organization.||5,45,374|
|Biological Scientist||Biological Scientists are responsible for examining the relationship between living organisms and the environment.||5,99,152|