Animal Breeder

Animal Gynaecologist

Minimum Master?s in Animal Genetics and Breeding

Not required

The tasks an Animal Geneticist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research in animal genetics and dealing with problems concerning evolution of new breeds, rearing of livestock, genetically control of disease, artificial insemination, sterilisation, etc.

Studying inherent traits in animals and analysing their causes such as environment, food, colour, growth, maturity, sterility, diseases, etc.

Conducting experiments to develop better variety or strain of animal to resist diseases, increase yield of milk, meat, eggs, etc.

Selecting animals of required character to cross breed different animals, to get required strains by natural breeding or artificial insemination

Maintaining charts and records of crossings and breeds of animals for several generations

In-depth knowledge of the common problems with animal breeding

Knowledge of the latest breeding practices

Knowledge of evolution of new breeds

Skilled in artificial insemination of animals

Ability to perform experimental studies to develop better variety of animals

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Good communication skills

Analytical skills

Animal lover

Keen observer



It is not 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 is not 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 dangerousunder 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 -INR8,000 toINR12,000 per month

For candidates with experience of 1 year and above -INR15,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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.

Animal breeding can improve the living standards of livestock in rural areas. About 80% of total livestock population in our country is non-descriptive, which needs genetic improvement. Animal Geneticists can make a career in education and research in veterinary universities, agriculture universities, livestock department boards and animal science and fisheries science institutes. This career option is a viable one and offers a very promising future in India.


Animal hospitals

Livestock farms

Poultry farms

Veterinary care centres

National parks

Animal reserves


Cities and towns across India