Veterinary Pathologist

Veterinary Bacteriologist

Animal Anatomist

Minimum MD (Animal Pathology)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks an Animal Pathologist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research in animal diseases

Recording findings to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of sick animals

Studying nature and causes of animal diseases

Examining tissues and others diseased parts of animals using a microscope

Conducting pathological, serological and bacteriological tests regarding origin and development of diseases

Investigating causes of disease and effect of disease germs such as parasites, bacteria, virus, etc. in animals

Conducting research in ectoparasites like mosquito, flies, lice, fleas, ticks, etc.

Observing action of bacteria on living tissues

Analyzing culture solution of bacteria and determining biochemical properties of bacteria to assess its importance in causing diseases

Preparing reports on findings to be utilized for further research

Conducting post-mortem examination of dead animals to determine causes of death

Knowledge of different animal diseases and illness

Knowledge of different treatments and their effects, anatomy and medical surgical procedures

In-depth knowledge of the chemistry of an animal?s body

Familiar with new practices and discoveries in the concerned field

Knowledge of various diseases caused by micro-organisms or pathogens

Proficient in report writing of the research work done

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Good communication skills

Analytical skills

Problem-solving skills

Decision-making ability

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR45,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from US$45 billion in 2008 to US$81 billion in 2014, and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$280 billion by 2020. This, along with the increasing awareness and spending capacity of the Indian middle class, gives healthcare and medical sector a great boost for the future.

Due to increasing attention being directed toward animal care in the country, largernumber of pets and growing awareness among the citizens, animal hospitals and clinics have also increased in number inthe past decade, and many products and medicines are being available in the market for animals. Theseare the reasons that job opportunities for Animal Pathologist are also on a rise.

Animal hospitals

Veterinary clinics

Research labs/centres


Cities and towns across India