A Veterinarian is a professional who treats diseases, disorders and injuries in animals. In easy language, we can say a veterinarian is a doctor for animals. Usually they are called vets who diagnose illness and perform medical treatments to animals. The medicines they provide are known as veterinary medicines.

Career Options

  • - Veterinarian Assistant - Veterinarian Technician - Veterinary Physician - Veterinarian Food Inspection Specialist - Associate Veterinarian - Veterinary Surgeon - Veterinary Pharmacologist - Veterinary Epidemiologist - Veterinary Neurologist - Veterinary Dermatologist

Educational Qualifications

  • - 10th and 12th (Medical Stream) - Opt for a college offering bachelor's degrees zoology, molecular biology, chemistry, animal science and biochemistry

Personal Skills

  • - Communication Skills - Empathy Skills - Time Management - Technical Skills - Passion for Animals

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BV.Sc & AH) - 5 years - BV.Sc in Animal Genetics and Breeding - BV. Sc in Animal Production & Management - BV.Sc in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology - BV.Sc in Veterinary Medicine

Top Colleges

  • Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Address: Prakasam Nagar Colony, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517502 Phone: 0877 224 9932 Website:
  • College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Address: Anjora Village, Near Shivnadh River, Durg, Chhattisgarh - 491001 Phone: 0788 262 3326 Website:

Working Conditions

Veterinarians when practicing clinically or privately often work long hours in a noisy environment. Sometimes they have to deal with emotional or demanding pet owners. Veterinarians risk of being bitten, kicked or scratched by the animals and they also have to work with them when they are frightened or in pain. They work outdoors in all types of weather and perform surgery under unsanitary conditions.

Top Companies

  • CGS Hospital Address: A Unit Of CGS Charitable Trust S-25, Site No. 2204, DLF Phase-3, Gurgaon, Haryana Phone: 0124 - 4115580 +91- 8826005582/80 Website:
  • Cessna Lifeline Address: 265 SP, Sector-38, Gurugram Phone: +91-7676365365 Website:

Successful Persons

Harry Leonard Cooper

Harry Leonard Cooper is an Australian Veterinarian who was a resident vet on a series called Burke’s Backyard. He also presents his segment on Better Homes and Harry’s Practice and adding to it he is also a public speaker and animal welfare advocate.

Robert Cook

Robert Cook is a noted veterinarian in equine health. He is mainly focused to diseases like horse’s mouth, ear, nose and throat and he is also been published in various scientific and horse journals.

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