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Dear sir I am doing my 12th std, I would like to know career in Veterinary Science and job opportunities in the field?- 6-Mar-2008

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Veterinary Science is the science of treating and curing the diverse types of diseases of birds and animals. The basic principles of this specialized branch of study are quite similar to that of human medical sciences. The primary objective of both is the prevention and elimination of maladies and ultimately restoration of the biological organisms to perfect health.

To be eligible for the Bachelor's in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry course, a candidate should have passed the class 12 examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Veterinary science offers a large number of avenues of work. Besides regular practice, vets can also take up research work, either on their own or in association with the government. Opportunities also abound in livestock management.

Several other career options are also open to graduates in veterinary science. With further developments in sciences and technology, more and more avenues are opening up at a rapid pace like never before. Dairy research institutes, large-scale dairy, piggery and poultry farms require the services of not one but several veterinarians.

The government also employs veterinarians as public health professionals whose services are utilized in zoos, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The Defence Services use horses, dogs, camels, etc. Therefore they too need the services of veterinarians. Various organizations zoological research institutes employ veterinarians conduct research and development in various departments and to man their laboratories.

In addition, there are the academic sections in various institutions, where experienced professionals are recruited to train the new entrants to the field. Last but not the least, postgraduates in the field of veterinary science can go in for further research and development in this sector and there contribute to the overall promotion of sciences.

In Tamil Nadu following institutions offers graduate programme in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry

  1. Tamil Nadu Veterinary And Animal Science University, Vepery High Road, Chennai 600007
    2.  Veterinary College And Research Institute, Namakhal 637002.

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