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Paramedical Vs Veterinary Sciences: Which is the Best Option after Class 12?

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: April 28, 2021 12:13 pm IST

If you are wondering whether to go for Veterinary Science courses or Paramedical courses after 12th, then check out the comparison between these two branches of Medical Science below.  

Paramedical Science Vs Veterinary Sciences

If you want to be associated with the medical industry but do not wish to go through the cut-throat competition for MBBS, then you should know that you have plenty of options in your hand. Passing Class 12 is an exciting, as well as an anxious time in a student’s life. The number of course options available after 12th class and the vast information present on the internet can get you confused very easily. For Medical students, the options for higher studies are not limited to MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).

You have Paramedical courses, Pharmacy courses, Veterinary Science courses, AYUSH courses and many such branches to choose from. Now, you must be wondering, ‘How do I choose among these branches and finalise a course?’. Well, we have got you covered. You can check out the comparison between Paramedical Science and AYUSH Courses to clear out your confusion and if you are confused between Paramedical courses and Veterinary Science courses, then this article is for you.

The contents of this article include a well-researched comparison between Veterinary Science and Paramedical Science with respect to the subjects covered, degree courses, career scope, salary package and top colleges.

About Paramedical Science and Veterinary Science

Before we dig deep into the comparison between these two branches, it is important to understand what these two areas of study cover? Paramedical Science covers the study of primary treatment and diagnostic procedure and equipment for the detection, treatment and eradication of a disease.

Veterinary Science, on the other hand, death with the well-being and health of animals. The Veterinary Science degrees encompass from psychological analysis to preventive care to conducting complex surgical procedures on animals.

Paramedical Science Vs Veterinary Science - Key Skills

You can check out these key skills required for Paramedical Vs Veterinary Science courses. Based on these skills, you can decide which area suits your skillset.

Key Skills Required in Veterinary Science

Key Skills Required in Paramedical Science

  • Diagnostic skills (without verbal communication or interaction with the patient)

  • Clinical skills

  • Lab research skills

  • A solid grounding in Medical Science

  • Comprehending the scientific literature

  • Soft skills (required to deal with upset pet owners)

  • Easily adapted to modern practices, advanced technology and research facilities

  • Team player (Veterinary Surgeons work with support staff)

  • Teamwork (Paramedics work with multiple agencies)

  • Quick thinker

  • Able to navigate in challenging situations

  • Aware of advanced technology and diagnostic equipment

  • Mental toughness

  • Creative thinking

  • Awareness of the situation

  • Ability to be calm in stressful situations

  • Physically fit and strong

  • Good communication

  • A strong stomach

Paramedical Science Vs Veterinary Science - Subjects Covered

There are a number of courses offered under both branches. The courses cater to the different combinations of these relevant subjects. So, here is a comparison of subjects covered in Paramedical and Veterinary Science courses.

Subjects Covered in Paramedical Science

Subjects Covered in Veterinary Science

  • Medical Imaging Technology

  • Physiotherapy

  • Radiography

  • Dialysis Technology

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Anaesthesia

  • Radio Therapy

  • Ophthalmic Technology

  • Medical Lab Technology

  • Operation Theatre Technology

  • Audio and Speech Therapy

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Allied Health Sciences

  • Critical Care Technology

  • Dialysis Technology

  • Anaesthesia

  • Rural Health Care

  • Animal Anatomy

  • Animal Behaviour

  • Cell Biology

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Physiology

  • Nutrition

  • Generics

  • Pharmacology

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathology

  • Infectious diseases

  • Public Health

  • Parasitology

  • Laws and Ethics

  • Communication

  • Business Management

Paramedical Science Vs Veterinary Science Courses

Here is a list of top Veterinary Science courses VS Paramedical courses that you can pursue after class 12. You will see that paramedical sciences have more course options but Veterinary Science courses give you an opportunity to become a surgeon. So, check out the details of these courses by clicking on the course names. If you wish to know more about the programmes, fill out our Common Application Form and our experts will guide you further.

Veterinary Science Courses (UG)

Paramedical Courses (UG)

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSC & AH) - 5 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science (BVSC) - 4 Years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Animal Nutrition (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Veterinary Pathology (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Animal Genetics & Breeding (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Veterinary Microbiology (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Livestock Production And Management (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Veterinary Surgery & Radiology (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - Animal Production & Management (BVSC) - 3 years

  • Bachelor Of Veterinary Science - AVeterinary Medicine, Public Health & Hygiene (BVSC) - 3 years

Paramedical Science Vs Veterinary Science Courses - Eligibility

  • The eligibility criteria for UG courses in the field of Veterinary Sciences and Paramedical Sciences are more or less similar.

  • The major difference in eligibility criteria for Paramedical and Veterinary courses is that some of the paramedical courses accept students who have completed class 12 with PCM (i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) whereas, in order to pursue Veterinary Science courses, candidates are required to have studied Mathematics in Class 12.

  • Another major difference is that for Veterinary Science courses, candidates must how excellent grades in Chemistry and Biology in 12th class.

  • Some common criteria include an intermediate passing certificate or equivalent from a recognised board.

NOTE: The minimum percentage requirements are subject to an institute’s discretion. You must check with the intended college for precise information.

Paramedical Vs Veterinary Science Courses - Entrance Exams & Admissions

Admission to these courses is mostly done on the basis of entrance exams. There are few colleges that conduct direct admissions for Paramedical and Veterinary Science courses.

Here is a list of entrance exams for Paramedical courses Vs Veterinary Science courses. You will see that there are some state-level exams that are common in both branches.

Veterinary Science Entrance Exams

Paramedical Science Entrance Exams

Access the Full List of Paramedical Exams in India With Details Now!

State-wise Paramedical Admissions in India

You can also get to know about the state-wise Paramedical admissions in India from the links below.

Karnataka Paramedical Admissions

WB Paramedical Admissions

MP Paramedical Admissions

Kerala Paramedical Admissions

Bihar Paramedical Admissions

UP Paramedical Admissions

Assam Paramedical Admissions

Tamil Nadu Paramedical Admissions

AP Paramedical Admissions

Gujarat Paramedical AdmissionsSikkim Paramedical AdmissionsOdisha Paramedical Admissions
Meghalaya Paramedical AdmissionsUttarakhand Paramedical AdmissionsTripura Paramedical Admissions

Paramedical Vs Veterinary Science Courses - Career Prospect

For those who wonder ‘What can I do with my Veterinary Science degree?’, here’s the answer. The following table contains the career prospect of veterinary vs paramedical courses.


Paramedical Courses

Veterinary Science Courses

Job Profiles/ Type

  • Audiologist

  • Nurse

  • Physiotherapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Radiographer

  • Speech Therapist

  • Rehabilitation Worker

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist

  • Veterinary Physician (Vet)

  • Animal Nutritionist

  • Scientific Journalist

  • Equine Veterinarian

  • Food Safety and Inspection Veterinarian

  • Veterinary Surgeon

  • Veterinary Neurologist

  • Veterinary Pharmacologist

  • Veterinary Neurologist

  • Veterinary Dermatologist

  • Veterinary Pharmacologist

  • Veterinary Epidemiologist

Salary Package

  • In Paramedical Sector, your initial salary structure can vary from INR 2.2 LPA to INR 12 LPA.

  • The package will increase with more experience.

  • The salary package of a Veterinarian varies in different countries.

  • If you are a professional in the field in the US, your package may range from USD 60,000 to USD 80,000.

  • In India, your initial salary ranges from INR 10,000 - INR 50,000 per month.

Top Paramedical and Veterinary Science Colleges 2021

Some of the best paramedical and veterinary science colleges in India are listed below:-


Paramedical Colleges

Veterinary Science Colleges


Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur

Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jaipur


Brainware University, Kolkata

University of Technology, Jaipur


Anna School of Science & Management, Madurai

Mahatma Gandhi Veterinary College, Jodhpur


Jaipur National University, Jaipur

Siddhpura Institute of Management & IT, Ahmedabad


Sigma Group of Institutes, Vadodara

Vivekananda Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad


Shyam Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dausa

All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health


Madras Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Chennai

Bombay Veterinary College


Amritsar Group of Colleges, Amritsar

Rajiv Gandhi College Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences, Puducherry

After going through the comparison, you must have come to a conclusion. If you still have any confusion, you can reach out to us with your question through our Q&A Section. And for more such content, visit our website CollegeDekho.


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