Procedure to become a Veterinary Doctor after 12th


A Candidate who has completed bachelor degree in Veterinary Science/Animal Husbandry is eligible to become Veterinary Doctor. Higher Secondary education in science stream with Biology as a subject is the minimum educational qualification required for admission.  Admission process is done through national level entrance exams such as All India Pre Veterinary Test (AIPVT), All India Common Entrance Examination (AICEE), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Entrance Test, etc. After completing Bachelor of Veterinary Science (or equivalent), candidates are required to register with State Veterinary Council so as to start practicing as professional ‘Veterinary Doctor’.

Step 1: Obtaining Necessary Educational Qualifications

Candidates who wish to become a Veterinary Doctor should posses certain academic qualifications. After higher secondary education, they can go for under graduation programme in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Candidates are required to pursue this course from any University recognized by the Veterinary Council of India (VCI). The duration of this course is five years. Some of the reputed institutions in India that offer Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry courses in India are listed below

  • College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar
  • College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Maharashtra
  • Bombay Veterinary Science College
  • Bihar Veterinary College, Patna
  • All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata

Admission to these institutes is based on the performance of candidates in national level entrance exams such as All India Pre Veterinary Test (AIPVT), and All India Common Entrance Examination (AICEE) conducted by Veterinary Council of India. Apart from this, certain colleges such as Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences conduct their own entrance exam as part of admission procedure.

Step 2: Registering in Veterinary Council of India

Candidates who have completed the course are required to register in State Veterinary Council so as to obtain the license to practice. The license is provided for candidates who complete 6 month internship under the council.

Step 3: Obtaining Higher Education with Specializations

Candidates who have completed graduation in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry can go for higher studies such as Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc). Candidates can take specialisation in the following areas.

  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Biotechnology

Step 4: Joining Hospitals as Veterinary Doctor

Candidates with above said qualifications can join as Veterinary doctor in private clinics as well as in government hospitals. Recruitment to government hospitals is carried out as per the notifications issued by state public service commissions. Apart from these, candidates can work with private organizations or can start their own clinics.



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13 Responses to “Procedure to become a Veterinary Doctor after 12th”

  1. 13
    Shakeeb khan:

    Sir ! I passed My 12th Standard Then What Is The Procedure To Take Admission

  2. 12

    Sir i complete my 10+2in non med then plzz suggest me that i am eligible for apply vertinary doctor

  3. 11

    What shouldi do after 12class with science with math’s? I cross the 12class I got 77percent.

  4. 10

    What is age limit for BvSc (above 22 is applicable…?)

  5. 9

    what cut of needed

  6. 8

    I am Ganga from hyderabad how to get admission in
    Veterinary after passing 12th bipc

  7. 7

    i’m passed i want get the natonal level exam for vertinary’s form.where should i go for the form and brochure?

  8. 6
    Mohamed Aslam:

    How much cut off mark is needed for V.Sc for MuslimBC student?

  9. 5
    ekta singh:

    which type ok queswer are come in veterinary coures

  10. 4

    I am a student of 12th standard of west Bengal board. I appeared this exam in 2013. I want to graduate in physics. Can you tell me the names of colleges which admission is merit based not in number based.

  11. 3

    i am diplomo in electronics and communication engg. i apply for veterinary college?

  12. 2
    Shrenik milind Ingle:

    How to get an addmisson after passing 12 th….in vaternary

  13. 1
    Bidyut Biswas:

    I am Bidyut Biswas from West Bengal. I am doing diploma in veterinary science from Bharat sevak Samaj Vocatinal Education. This is two years course. Can I apply any kind of government service? This non government L.D.A course have any future?