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  • Suju Bhattarai

    May 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    The Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences And Animal Husbandry is a five year course designed to produce a competent veterinarian who are capable of protecting animal health and welfare. The course teaches about the core medical sciences and functions and structure of animals. The curriculum and internship provides students with the skills and knowledge required to diagnosis and cure the animals though medicine, clinical study and surgeries.

    The program comprises nine semester and six month internship program. Under this program, student should study courses such as Gross Anatomy, Rural Sociology, Principle of Economics, Principle of Practices of Fodder Production, General Histology & Embryology, Physiological chemistry, Principles of Animal Nutrients, Systemic Histology, clinical Biochemistry, Principle of Genetics and Animal Breeding, General Pathology, Agricultural Statistics, Systemic Pathology, Environmental Hygiene, Microbiology, Fundamental of Agricultural Extension, Meat Inspection and Abbatoir Practices, Applied Human Nutrition, Regional & Clinical Surgery and Introduction to Diary Science among others. In the 9th semesters you will have to do the internship and it is compulsory.

    Currently there are three colleges offering the program in Nepal
    Paklihawa Campus, located in Bhairahawa
    Rampur Campus, located in Chitwan
    Himalayan College of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, located in Kathmandu

    Admission requirement:
    Applicant should have completed +2 in science faculty for the recognized university
    Should have obtained at least fifty percent in aggregate
    Applicant should take an entrance examination of 160 marks
    Candidates are selected on merit basis

    Required Documents:
    Applicant should submit complete and signed admission form along with application fee
    2 recent passport size photographs
    Copy of official transcripts
    Character certificates

    Talking about the fee structure, it is bit expensive than other bachelor programs. However, you need to talk to the college administration to find out how much they charge since the fee structure differs in different college. If you are eligible enough you can apply for the scholarships offered by the college.

    The course is very important as it deals with the study and wellbeing of animal health and safety. It has more significance in Nepal since Nepal is an agricultural country and all most all the people who are involved in agriculture are engaged into animal husbandry in one way or another, despite that there are very few professional who are capable of handling animals in a proper. Moreover, before this course was introduced in Nepal, there were no well educated and competent veterinarians. Few study JTA program which is fifteen months course and treat the animal. What is more shocking is they are working in the government vet hospitals. It is in practice today also. In villages it’s very difficult to find a vet. With the rapid increase in the agriculture in Nepal, the need of well educated vet is also skyrocketing. So you should not worry about the job opportunities. Not just in Nepal, the demand of educated and skilled veterinarian is increasing internationally.

    The degree in Bachelors in Veterinary and Animal Husbandry opens doors for a number of rewarding and challenging job opportunities. This degree gives you the opportunity of self employment as well. You can open your own vet clinical and provide health services. You have option to work as animal incursion investigator, food safety veterinarian, and veterinary researcher. You even have option to further your education and develop specialist skills. After specializing in certain area, you can work as a lecturer in universities.

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