If you are a person who loves and cares animals and feels comfortable around them, the educational and career options within the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is for you. Veterinary Science is the science of diagnosing, treating and curing the different types of diseases in animals and birds.
The role of a veterinarian is prevention of diseases not only among animals but also to stop diseases from being transmitted from animal to mankind or vice versa. Food/feed, general public safety, animal health and welfare, environmental hygiene etc are his other responsibilities.
The veterinary science field offers many possible career choices. The job profile of a veterinary doctor or a vet is much more than that of a general physician or a surgeon. The demand of veterinarians is on the rise in view of huge livestock population vis- a- vis demand of quality animal products. To cater to these demands, many national and international companies in the field of nutrition, pharmaceuticals, milk/meat processing centers, diagnostics and for vaccine production have also been coming ups. Again the demand of technocrats increases in these sectors. Other employment opportunities include working for the government as an inspector of meat, poultry, egg products, and slaughtering and processing plants. They may work in zoos, animal research laboratories or work with farm animals. One can also open his own clinic.
Admission to most veterinary colleges is on the basis of entrance examination conducted by the concerned universities.