As a Veterinarian, you will maintain the health and welfare of a wide range of animals, from personal pets to livestock, zoo animals, and injured wild animals.
A veterinarian is a medical professional who cares for the health and wellbeing of animals similar to the services a physician provides to humans. They diagnose, control, treat and research medical conditions and diseases of animals.They also advise owners on general and preventive care to maintain the health of their pets and livestock.
To be eligible for joining any of the veterinary medicine course, aspiring candidates should have passed their 10 + 2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology as main subjects with at least 50% marks.
Admission to B.V.Sc & A.H degree courses are made on the basis NEET-UG ranks. The duration of B.V.Sc. & A.H degree course is five and half years including a compulsory rotating internship of one year duration.
M.V.Sc is a 2 year full time course. Admission to M.V.Sc programs is done on the basis of an all India Competitive Examination conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR).
There are a wide range of specialisations in M.V.Sc like Animal Genetics & Breeding,Livestock Production and Management,, Veterinary Gynaecology, Obstetrics & A.I., Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Surgery & Radiology.
To meet the requirements and growing demands of the field, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) offers a 'National Diploma Course’ of 10 months duration in multiple fields like Animal Husbandry (NDAH),Animal Reproduction (NDAR),Preventive Veterinary Medicines (NDPVM) etc.
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The veterinary doctor must have good communication skills to know the concerns of pet owners about the illness of the animals. It also helps the doctor to understand the behavioral changes of the animals which will ease the curative measures.
The best Veterinary doctor knows how to engage with pet owners in a genuine and respectful way. You must be able to interact with people from all walks of life and help them feel comfortable. The doctor often encounters clients that are worried, or distraught about the health condition of their pets.
You should derive the conclusion about the illness through microscopic observation and listening to pet owners.
Problem solving, a critical skill of veterinarians, requires that a candidate be able to obtain, retrieve, analyze, integrate and synthesize information from multiple sources efficiently and accurately.