B.V.Sc or Bachelor of Veterinary Science is an Under-Graduate Veterinary Science Course that deals with the branch of science dealing with all types of Animals. Veterinary Science, in specific terms, deals with the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to various types of Animals. The duration of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science is mostly five academic years including a compulsory internship of 6 months duration covered in more or less 10 Semesters. The duration of the course may vary from 4½ to 5 years depending on the duration of the internship. The course is also referred to as B.V.Sc & AHB, an abbreviated form for Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry.

The Veterinary Science course is aimed to teach students how to recognize, treat medically and surgically, and prevent illnesses in animals such as home pets, farm animals, zoo animals, 

The veterinary science degree program combines academic and practical instruction in a variety of subjects. Veterinary studies are mostly offered by Agricultural Institutes in India. A ‘Veterinarian’ is a candidate who completes the course. Animal enthusiasts will benefit the most from the veterinary program. An applicant must have a sympathetic attitude toward animals. Because animals cannot convey their pain and suffering verbally, it is necessary to be extremely attentive to Animal Behaviour in order to detect any indication of discomfort or aberrant behavior.

Duration: 5 YearsLevel: Graduation
Type: DegreeEligibility : 10+2 or Equivalent
B.V.Sc Eligibility criteria
  • The candidate needs to have completed 12th standard with physics, chemistry, biology the makers navigate and English as a compulsory subject.
  • The minimum age for admission in BVSc is 18 years. However, the maximum age limit goes up to 25 years. 
  • The ‘All India Pre Veterinary test’ (AIPVT) was considered for admission to bachelors for Veterinary Sciences. However, since 2017, NEET scores are considered for admission to BVSc.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science Employment Areas
  • Educational Institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Private Clinics
  • Research Centres
Bachelor of Veterinary Science Job Types
  • Associate Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Veterinary Physician
  • Veterinarian Assistant
  • Veterinary Neurologist
  • Veterinarian Technician
  • Veterinary Dermatologist
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist
  • Veterinary Pharmacologist
  • Veterinarian Food Inspection Specialist
Advanced Course in Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • M.V.Sc
  • MVSc Animal Nutrition
  • MVSc Veterinary Parasitology
  • MVSc Veterinary Biochemistry
  • MVSc Veterinary Microbiology
  • MVSc Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • MVSc Livestock Products Technology
  • MVSc Animal Genetics and Breeding
  • MVSc Veterinary Surgery and Radiology
  • MVSc Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension