Monday 30 January 2012

Career in Veterinary Science

Veterinarian (a.k.a. Veterinary Doctor) deals with the treatment, care and handling of domestic pets, farm animals, zoo and national park animals, sporting and laboratory animals.

A Day in a Veterinarian's Life
- Diagnose animal and bird health problem
- Examine animals and investigate nature of disease/injury
- Provide timely vaccination against diseases
- Treat and dress wounds
- Set fractures
- Perform Surgery
- Advise owners about animal feeding and breeding
- Provide preventive care to maintain health

Skills Required
- Love & compassion for animals and birds
- Investigative and deductive reasoning
- Hands – on & practicality
- Scientific mind
- Attention to detail & manual dexterity
- Patience and stress tolerance
- Logical thinking ability

Job Avenues
- Private and Govt. Veterinary Hospitals
- Government Animal Husbandry Dept
- Dairy, Poultry Farms, Race Clubs
- Wildlife Sanctuaries, Aviaries and Zoological Parks
- Army and Border Security Forces
- Research work (Private and Govt.)
- Sales and Marketing (Pet Food, Animal Products)
- Assistant Professor in Universities

- Surgery & Radiology
- Medicine
- Anatomy & Histology
- Physiology & Biochemistry
- Cardiology
- Dermatology
- Microbiology
- Molecular Biology
- Pathology
- Animal Breeding & Genetics
- Livestock Production & Management
- Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Toxicology
- Pharmacology
- Animal Husbandry

Salary Expectation
- Depends on kind of practice and animals treated
- Avg. Salary is Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month (B.V.Sc)
- Avg. Salary is Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month (M.V.Sc)
- Also depends on Vet Popularity and Work Experience

Other related Careers
- Veterinary Researcher
- Animal Farm Scientific Manager
- Biological Scientist

Best Regards,
Farzad Damania
Career Counselling Specialist

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