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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) - Course Overview

Duration: 5.0 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 6,00,000 / Year

21 courses |

About Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc)

For medical aspirants who love animals and want to pursue medicinal science for curing animal disease, Bachelor of Veterinary Science is the best degree course. The course is also known as B.V.Sc and imparts education that enables graduates to diagnose diseases in animals and prescribe medicines. The course curriculum comprises the detailed study of animal anatomy, nutrition, diseases and physiology. The five-year course will comprise both theoretical subjects as well as practical examinations. Candidates also have to take up medical internship of six months to one year in the final year of the programme in order to achieve the B.V.Sc degree.


  • Animal Genetics and Breeding
  • Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
  • Animal Production & Management
  • Veterinary Medicine, Public Health & Hygiene

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50%


B.V.Sc Admission Process:

In order to take admission in B.V.SC courses, candidates have to study Science up to class 12 with Biology, Chemistry and Physics as compulsory subjects. Minimum qualifying marks may differ from college to college.

Selection for this course is done on the basis of entrance exams. All aspiring candidate s have to appear for B.V.SC entrance exams for the universities that they are targeting. Following are some popular B.V.SC entrance exams:

  • All India Common Entrance Examination
  • College Of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Entrance Exam
  • All India Pre Veterinary Test
  • Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute Entrance Exam
  • Kerala Agricultural University Entrance Exam
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research Entrance Examination
  • JNU Combined Biotechnology Entrance Exam
  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science
  • Kerala Engineering Agricultural and Medical Entrance Test

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc) Syllabus

First Year:

Veterinary Anatomy

Livestock Production Management

Veterinary Physiology


Second Year:

Veterinary Biochemistry

Animal Genetics and Breeding

Veterinary Pathology

Animal Nutrition

Veterinary Microbiology



Third Year:

Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Livestock Products Technology

Veterinary Parasitology

Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education

Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Veterinary Clinical Practices – I

Livestock Farm Practices




Fourth Year:

Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Clinical Practices –II




Fifth Year: Internship/ Medical Practice

Career Options and Job Prospects

The career options after pursuing a B.V.Sc. course are bright as veterinarians are in demand amongst the common people, pet lovers, social organizations for pets, etc. Government jobs are also available for B.V.Sc graduates in rural as well as urban departments. Awareness and welfare of animals is being promoted by various social organisations that recruit B.V.Sc graduates who can treat animals. There is also a great scope in starting private vet clinics to cure household pets.

  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Veterinary Physician
  • Veterinarian Technician
  • Veterinarian Food Inspection Specialist
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Associate Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Pharmacologist
  • Veterinary Neurologist
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist
  • Veterinary Dermatologist

Trainee Veterinarian or Veterinarian Assistant can start out with salaries up to Rs. 10,000 per month. With 2 to three years of practice in this field, Veterinarians can earn up to Rs. 50,000 per month or even more through private clinics. Government jobs in the animal welfare departments also pay up to Rs. 40,000 per month or more depending on the experience of the candidate and the post for which the candidate has applied.