How to become a Veterinary Doctor in India

How to become a Veterinary Doctor in India

Are you an animal lover who wants to help animals in need?

Maybe becoming a veterinarian is your perfect career path!

Pursue the science stream in school

Physics, chemistry and biology are needed for this career

Apply for the NEET

You need to clear the national medical exam to apply for the course

Obtain a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree

The BVSc program lasts 5.5 years, including a year of training

Or obtain a Diploma in Veterinary Science

This is a good alternative route to take after 10th standard if you are sure of your career decision.

Some of the subjects you will learn during your degree:

Veterinary pathology

Veterinary medicine

Animal medicine

Animal nutrition


Some Indian universities to study veterinary science

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly

College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner

Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Chennai

There are many reputed institutes to study this course.

Apply for licence

You need a practitioner’s licence approved by the government to start working

Pursue further education

You could also obtain Master of Veterinary Science to increase your qualifications

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