B.V.Sc & AH

Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

Stream Medical
Course Type Degree
Duration 4 Years and 6Months

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science is a division of Science which deals with the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to various types of Animals. Bachelor of Veterinary Science is an Undergraduate Academic Degree which is awarded for a course or program in Veterinary Science. The degree course of Veterinary Science is also known as B.V.Sc & AHB which stands for Bachelors in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Sometimes it may also be known as B.V.Sc. which is one and the same thing in India. The duration of B.V.Sc & AHB is mostly 5 academic years including compulsory internship of 6 months duration. The duration of the course may vary from 4½ to 5 years depending on the duration of internship. The degree awarded on completion of the training period is B.V.Sc. & A.H. (Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry). Veterinary Council of India is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Government of India. It lays down minimum standards of veterinary education required for granting recognized veterinary qualifications by veterinary institutions. The course syllabus veterinary science degree includes theoretical and practical training in various disciplines. The Job of Veterinarian is to not only treats animals but also help them remain in good health. Veterinary courses are mainly provided by various Agricultural Institutes in India. A candidate who completes the course is known as a 'Veterinarian'.

Job Types

Animal Care and Service Workers,Biological Scientists,Veterinary Researcher,Pharmacy Research Scientists,Veterinary Technologists and Technicians,Self Employment - Entrepreneur in L.S. Farms, Poultry Farms etc,Private Practice,Lecturer,Veterinary Consultant,Partner, Assistant to a Practitioners,Senior Medical Representative,Veterinarian / Veterinary Doctor,Veterinary Surgeon,Associate Scientific Manager,Manager Animal Farm.


A candidate for admission to the Veterinary Course must have obtained not less than 50% of the aggregate marks in English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology

(i) at the qualifying examination (or at the higher examination) in the case of Veterinary College where the admissions are made on the basis of marks obtained at these examination OR
(ii) 50% of the total marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the competitive entrance examination where such admissions are held for selection.

In case of candidates belonging to the Schedule Castes/the Schedule Tribes or another special category of students as specified by the Government from time to time, marks required for admission shall be 10% less than that prescribed for general category. The candidates are normally admitted in colleges through competitive entrance examination.

Veterinary Council of India conducts an All India Common Entrance Examination known as All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) for filling up of 15% of the total no. of seats of each Veterinary colleges of all States where the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 extends. This entrance exam is held in the month of May each year. An advertisement to the effect would appear in leading newspapers and employment news. The entrance examination of the State Universities are conducted after the qualifying (12th or Plus 2) exam is held by the respective Board/University/examining body of the States. Some States hold Joint Entrance Examination along with medical, engineering and other professional courses.