Veterinary Nurse

Minimum B.V.Sc. and A.H. (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Vaccinator, Veterinary is expected to perform include:

Vaccinating birds or animals against infectious diseases

Examining area of body to be vaccinated

Sterilizing needle, syringe, etc. in boiling water and washing them with bactericidals

Immobilizing animal or bird by tying with rope with the help of others, if necessary

Removing feathers or hair from the body

Cleaning infected parts of the body with bactericidals

Loading syringe with vaccine or virus and injecting it in the body

Rubbing injected part with cotton soaked in antiseptic liquid

Recommending hygienic precautions to owner or attendant

Maintaining register showing details of animals vaccinated, vaccine or virus used, etc.

Visiting vaccinated animals to give aftercare instructions

In-depth knowledge of animal anatomy and epidemiology

Skilled in getting blood, urine and other samples from animals and carrying out laboratory tests

Knowledge of relevant equipment used in testing

Familiar with the fundamentals of national veterinary legislation

Knowledge of behaviour of different animals or birds

Knowledge of vaccines or viruses

Basic knowledge of biology, medicine and dentistry

Not applicable


Manual dexterity




Good listener


Good communication skills

Good at handling animals/birds

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

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 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

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

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

Occupational hazards include exposure to infections, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - 20,000 to 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Healthcare Sector in India

Healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. 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.

India has the largest livestock population of more than 500 million heads, which accounts for 15% of the world population. The demand of veterinarians to take care of this huge livestock is on the rise. Due to the new policies and commercialization of veterinary industry, many companies and hospitals have begun to demand more veterinary professionals. Therefore, jobs for Vaccinator, Veterinary are only going to rise in the coming years.

Government hospitals and dispensaries

Private hospitals and clinics

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government universities/colleges

Private universities/colleges

Will be updated