Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
B.V.Sc. & A.H. or Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry is an undergraduate Veterinary Science professional course. Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to various types of animals. In other words, Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) is a course which deals with curing, treating as well as studying the various diseases occurring in animals and birds, thus studying the physiology of the animals in detail. The Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) degree course covers the study of subjects like Veterinary Anatomy & Histology, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology, Veterinary Parasitology, etc. The degree course is awarded after successfully completing a 4½ to 5 years program of study.
B.V.Sc. & A.H. Eligibility
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a minimum of 50% marks secured from a recognised board of the country.
Veterinary Council of India conducts an All India Common Entrance Examination known as All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) in the month of May each year for filling up of 15% of the total no. of seats of each Veterinary college of the States where the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 extends.
Some of the State Universities also conduct separate entrance examination to get admission to their B.V.Sc. & A.H degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.
B.V.Sc. & A.H. Syllabus
The following are study related subjects:-
Subjects of Study
Abattoir Practices and Animal By-Products Technology
Andrology and Artificial Insemination
Animal Housing and Sanitation
Autonomic and Systemic Pharmacology
Avian Production and Management
Biostatistics and Computer Applications
Cattle and Buffalo Production and Management
Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Entomology and Acarology
Evaluation of Feed Stuff and Feed Technology
Extension Techniques in Veterinary Practice and Livestock Production
Fodder Production and Grassland management
General and C.N.S Pharmacology
General Livestock and Management
General and Systemic Virology
General Surgery and Anesthesia
General Veterinary Biochemistry
General Veterinary Microbiology
General Veterinary Parasistology
General Veterinary Pathology
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic
Histology and Embryology
Immunology and Serology
Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Laboratory Animal/Rabbit/Fur Animal Care and Management/Pet Animal Care
Laboratory Diagnosis - Clinics
Livestock Breeding System
Livestock Economics, Marketing and Business Management
Meat and Meat Products Technology (Including Poultry Product Technology)
Meat Hygiene and Public Health
Milk and Milk Products Technology
Milk Hygiene and Public Health
Preventive Veterinary Medicine (Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Diseases)
Principles of Animal Breeding (including Avian)
Principles of Animal Nutrition (including Avian)
Principles of Genetics and Population Genetics
Regional and Clinical Surgery
Sheep and Goat Production and Management
Swine/Equine/Camel/Yak Production & Management
Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence
Wild/Zoo Animal Health Care & Management/Fish Production
They should have a genuine love and compassion for animals and be able to read the signs from the animal's behaviour and diagnose the ailment.
They must also be able to handle emergencies and work in physically disagreeable conditions, or in rural areas where working hours may be long and irregular, and working conditions uncomfortable.
They should have the ability to put the animals at ease, to do teamwork, have powers of observation, adaptability, and indifference to the conditions of work.
How is B.V.Sc. & A.H. Course Beneficial?
Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Veterinary Science, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university / college.
After completing B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree, one can apply for Master’s and Doctoral degrees as there are many specialisations in Veterinary Science such as in Animal Genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Livestock Products Technology, Livestock Production & Management, Masters in Wildlife Science, Poultry Science, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Biochemistry, Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Veterinary Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary Public Health, etc.
B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree is very suitable for animal lovers.
B.V.Sc. & A.H. Employment Areas
Animal Resource Development Centres
Biological Products and Vaccine Product Plants
Breeding Farms / Hatchery
Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying
Disease Investigation Centres
Drug Research Institutions
Feed Processing Industry
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Meat / Milk Processing Plants
Ministry of Agriculture
Para Veterinary Staff Training Schools
Public Health Laboratories
Veterinary Corps in Military and Paramilitary Forces