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A ca­reer op­tion many chil­dren con­sider at a young age, vet­eri­nar­i­ans are re­garded as the most com­pas­sion­ate doc­tors out there. Fear­less and noble, this branch of medicine re­quires a deep un­der­stand­ing of an­i­mal psy­chol­ogy and im­mense pa­tience. Bach­e­lor of vet­eri­nary sci­ences is a course that deals with the surgery and han­dling of an­i­mals and live­stock. It is an un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gramme for stu­dents in­ter­ested in an­i­mal health and a ca­reer in vet­eri­nary sci­ences. The du­ra­tion of this course is five years, di­vided into nine semesters, in­clud­ing a six-month long in­tern­ship.

CA­REER PROSPECTS Vet­eri­nar­i­ans can work with gov­ern­ment an­i­mal hus­bandry de­part­ments, dairy farms, sheep and rab­bit farms, pig­gery farms, race clubs, stud farms and more. They may also join aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions as fac­ulty or set up their own clin­ics. Vet­eri­nar­i­ans are also re­cruited by zoos, aquar­i­ums and lab­o­ra­to­ries. They earn up­wards of `50,000 per month. By Arushi Thapa

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