Don’t we just love having pets around us? Playing with them, taking care of them. What could be more interesting than studying about them? Knowing about how we can treat them if they are in any kind of problem! Studying veterinary science gives us the opportunity to know more about these non-human animals. Higher studies in Veterinary science in India aims at providing specialized training in animal treatment to the extent of highest expertise. Master’s degree in veterinary science, also deals with surgery and handling of animal livestock. Along with performing surgeries, a person needs to take care of non-spreading of disease in animals and needs to give advice regarding medicine and vaccination for the same.
Most popular post graduate course in India related to Veterinary Science is M.V.Sc. Masters in Veterinary Science. Although people are also getting a Ph.D. in Veterinary Science these days. Time duration of this course is generally 2 years comprising specialization in different areas of animal sciences including anatomy, physiology, animal nutrition, livestock production and management as well as livestock products technology, microbiology and animal breeding. Master’s program in the field of pathology and parasitology are also offered in some colleges and universities. Master courses are in great demand because of the rapid globalization demand seen lately for animal experts has increased to ensure economic demands and to tackle zoonosis. So, getting a master’s degree in this field is proved to be very beneficial.
In India, to get into M.V.Sc. program you have to appear for AIPVT Exam that stands for All India Pre-Veterinary Test. AIPVT is conducted once a year, usually in the month of May. To appear for AIPVT exam it is very important that you have qualified 12th class or any other equivalent examination. Along with that, to get into Master of Veterinary Science through AIPVT you must have completed your graduation program in veterinary sciences or veterinary medicine. Another important factor, you must know is that before applying for AIPVT you must have completed 17 years of age and you must not be over 25 years in age, as well. AIPVT exam is of 180 minutes total, in which you have to answer 180 multiple choice questions related to the subjects like chemistry, physics and biology. For every right attempt you are given four marks while is also the negative marking of one mark for each wrong attempt.
People also prefer getting a doctorate in Veterinary science these days. A Doctorate in Veterinary Science can be obtained from colleges that offer joint doctoral and doctor of medicine programs in the same field. Such programs are generally referred to as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Medicine degree programs. A Ph.D. or DVM, takes seven years to complete and also includes one year of core graduate courses and lab rotations. There are three to four years of prospective veterinary study and graduate electives as well. In addition to this, there are many universities that offer doctorate programs in veterinary medicine which require the completion of a committee-approved and a publishable dissertation. There is tough competition in Doctorate programs in veterinary science because of which the universities accept only a handful of students each year.
For getting into Ph.D. or DVM program as well, it is very important that you hold a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Not just this, but, you should also be dedicated towards the field of veterinary science and research. Graduates who choose to become veterinarians must meet the requirements for earning licensure, no matter how much they have to work for that.
In DVM or PhD program in veterinary medicine, the courses and seminars include the most recent scientific and technical advances in the field of animal medical treatment. You as a doctorate student, is expected to advance the science even further through years of laboratory study and clinical rotations. Doctoral students enrolled in a DVM or PhD program in veterinary medicine must typically complete the core courses in addition to doing extensive research in the field as part of their degree requirements.
In India, there are number of colleges and universities that offer higher educational degree and doctorate programs in veterinary science or veterinary medicine. Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly is considered as the best institute in India that offer Ph.D. and Master’s programs in Veterinary Science. National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal is also one best institute offering courses in veterinary science. Other than these there are numerous colleges, institutes and universities where you can apply and get a specialized higher degree in veterinary science and become an important asset to the veterinary world by helping and curing those innocent, helpless animals by providing them the right kind of treatment and care that they actually deserve.