Courses in Degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program are as hard as in MBBS. Veterinarians are especially trained personnel who take care of any animal species and can further focus on a particular large or small animal.
DVM is a professional program. Veterinarian can diagnose, treat and manage health issues of large and small animals as self -employment. Moreover the students become highly skilled to handle poultry and dairy farms. The comprehensive curriculum with clinical practice in Medicine, Surgery and Animal Reproduction make him/her an expert animal doctor.
Pakistani Educationists are critically concerned about these study programs. It aims to produce skilled professionals who can easily handle husbandry & health problems of livestock and poultry industry and thus add up in the GDP. Government is also thriving to improve multidisciplinary fields of animal sciences and to revolutionize traditional values in veterinary profession. Moreover such initiatives will develop bonds between the veterinary experts and stake holders via modern technology integration.
DVM degree program crafts skilled Veterinary graduates. Students have to carry out a compulsory internship program in final semester. The curriculum is relevant with basic and applied biological sciences.
D.V.M (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) is a 5-year composite degree program accredited by Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) Govt. of Pakistan.
Medical Entrance Test (MDCAT) or institutional specific entrance exam with minimum 65% marks
At least 60% marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) with biology as major or an equivalent examination from recognized institution / Board.
For A-level pass out physics, chemistry, biology with minimum 50% marks. An equivalency certificate from Issb is a must.
Age limit: Age under 25 can apply for the course.
Fee structure varies with institution and also based upon 4-year or 5-year degree program. It ranges between PRs.40 thousand to 50 thousand. Some private institutes have set a bit high range for the fee. You can check their official website to get the latest update.
Previously veterinary medicine was not considered as a field which helps in career growth but with the global connections and large prospects in Dairy farming and live-stock farming within the country and the continual growth of contagious diseases among animal have set the significance of a vet doctor. Now more people are trying to seek admission in DVM courses. DVM graduates have openings in:
Livestock & Dairy Development Government-based Departments in all the provinces of Pakistan
Disease diagnosis labs
Commissioned officers in Pakistan Army (RV&FC)
Emerging dairy and poultry sector s are offering exciting packages to hire vet graduates
Veterinarians are getting good opportunities abroad. Canada, European Union and United States are offering jobs with attractive pay packages and practice. Employment opportunities for veterinarians are countless in both private and corporate sectors as well as you can join teaching and research, public health and military service. You have to take a license prior starting these jobs.