Veterinary Doctor

Minimum Bachelor?s degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Veterinarian, General isexpected to perform include:

Investigating and treating diseases, injuries and ailments in animals and undertaking measures to improve livestock

Examining animals for sickness, injuries andother ailments to determine course of treatment

Attendingsurgical cases, where necessary

Conducting castration, artificial insemination and treatment of infertility for controlled and better breed

Inoculating domestic animals, poultry and pet animals periodically against epidemics

Investigating causes of outbreaks of infections and taking preventive measures

Advising owners of animals in correct methods of breeding, feeding, rearing and disease control

Conducting research in laboratories on subjects such as pathology, anatomy, etc.

Performing post-mortem of dead animals to determine cause of death

Knowledge of various animal diseases and illness

Knowledge of common diseases in livestock

Skilled in curing infections in pets and other animals

Basic knowledge of anatomy of animals

Skilled in breeding, feeding and rearing techniques

Proficient in report writing

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Good communication skills

Analytical skills

Animal lover




It is a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Nurses and other Medical Staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are 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 considered 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 - 40,000 to 50,000 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 $45 billion in 2008 to $81 billion in 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 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 future.

Due to increasing animal care in the country, increasing number of pets and growing awareness among the citizens, Veterinarian, General holds a good future and great career growth. Animal hospitals and clinics have also increased in number since the past decade and people are very concerned towards animals nowadays. Even the defence sector appoints many Veterinarians each year. This is the reason that Veterinarian, General jobs are also on a rise.

Animal hospitals

Veterinary clinics

Colleges/universities for veterinary sciences

Defence sector

Cities and towns across India