BACHELOR OF VETERINARY SCIENCES
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