The Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & AH) degree falls within the Veterinary Education part of Medical Education in India, and is therefore monitored by the Veterinary Council of India. This programme focuses primarily on veterinary anatomy, veterinary physiology and biochemistry, and livestock production and management. The length of this course is about five years, including six months for a mandatory internship. The cost varies based on the institution.
The requirements for the BVSc & AH program are as follows: student must be at least 17 years of age at time of admission, and pass the Intermediate Science (10+2) exam in the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and English. Because of domicile restrictions and a limited number of seats available at each institution (generally varying between 30 to 80 seats), admission into the BVSc & AH is partially based on the applicant’s rank in the annual All India Pre-Veterinary Test, which must be taken as well. Graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry may allow you to pursue a career in a number of fields, such as the poultry industry, a job as a veterinary doctor in either a private practice, at a zoological park, in the armed forces, or even in veterinary research.