Veterinary Science is a discipline that deals with the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and healing of various diseases in birds and animals. It encompasses the study of animal physiology and the development of strategies to treat, cure, and prevent diseases in animals. The fundamental principles of veterinary science are similar to those of medical science. On the other hand, animal husbandry focuses on the breeding, rearing, and care of farm animals.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc and AH) program is offered by the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science at Tribhuvan University (TU). The BVSc and AH program is a five-year program that spans ten semesters. The total course consists of 221 credit hours. In the first nine semesters, students receive comprehensive knowledge in theoretical, practical, and technical aspects of veterinary clinical sciences, animal breeding, livestock production, management, and more. In the tenth semester, there is a compulsory provision for an internship, which allows students to gain real-life experience in the field.
The major objectives of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry program are as follows:
The eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry program are as follows:
The entrance examination consists of Multiple Choice Objective Type questions.
The BVSc and AH program offers a wide range of job opportunities for graduates. There is a promising increase in the demand for veterinary graduates. The job profile of a veterinary doctor and animal husbandry specialist is comparable to that of a physician and surgeon. People have become increasingly concerned about animal health and the risks posed by sick animals. Furthermore, animal rights issues and the growing interest in pet ownership have further increased the demand for veterinary doctors.
Graduates can find employment in various sectors, including government departments related to animal husbandry, poultry and dairy farms, animal rearing and breeding farms, goat and sheep farms, pig and buffalo farms, cow and horse farms, private and government veterinary hospitals and clinics. They can also work in wildlife reserves and conservation areas, zoological parks and aviaries, pharmaceutical companies specializing in animal healthcare, animal food manufacturing industries, research institutes, and even in the army and security forces. Moreover, graduates can explore promising career prospects internationally, not limited to their own country.