Scope Of Veterinarian In India & World

Today before you sleep, you should ask question to yourself? Why did you take veterinary degree and what you want to do next? If you are looking for salaried job – then you have an option of Government and private jobs.

Following are the opportunities for Government job:

1. Prepare for competitive exams and become IAS, IPS, etc.
2. Animal Husbandry Department in your state or other states.
3. Banks like NABARD and others
4. ICAR scientist or research associates in various projects
5. Assistant professors in veterinary colleges and affiliated lower education colleges
6. RVC
8. And many more.

Following are the opportunities in private sector:

1. Poultry sector
2. Dairy sector
3. Aquaculture sector
4. Animal feed sector
5. Animal feed additives and animal health sector
6. Pets practice
7. Equine practice
8. Small ruminants
9. Meat processing sector
10. And many more.
If you want to go abroad, similar options are available there also.
For joining in private sector, it’s better to have Masters/PhD degree and other degrees like MBA.

Master’s degree in following subjects will be always beneficial:

1. Animal Nutrition
2. Poultry Science
3. LPM
4. LPT
5. Pathology, Virology, Immunology, bacteriology
6. Genetics and Breeding
7. Extension
8. Pharmacology
9. Etc.

In addition to these hard skills, you also need soft skills like:

1. English fluency
2. Computer fluency
3. People management
4. Innovativeness
5. Strategic thinking
6. Foreign Languages
7. Presentation skills
8. Communication skills
9. Writing skills
10. Social awareness
11. Hobbies development
12. And many more.

What to read

• Poultry and livestock technology magazines
• IDA’s dairyman
• All about feed
• Watt publications like feed international, poultry International
• Poultry world
• Asian poultry ad Asian feed
• Feedstuffs,,
• Raghnath mashelkar – leapfrogging to polvaulting
• Books like booklet, blue ocean strategy, 7 habits of highly effective people, magic of thinking big, good to great, Execution Instead of looking for job, you can become entrepreneur and give jobs to others. You will be hero in eyes of our Prime Minister. Government and private venture capital funds companies are looking for innovative startups. Various ICAR Institutes have started agribusiness incubation centres. 
Scope Of Veterinarian
Dr. Vet
 Scope Of Veterinarian

I am helping few of following startup/VC companies who are working in livestock sector.
1. Zoofresh
2. Villgro Foundation
3. Humpy A2 milk
4. Teplu
5. Sumbran goat arm
6. Shekru
7. Saro Farm natural
8. Stellaps
9. Goatwala
10. Powergotha
11. Herdman
12. Milkmantra
13. Omnivore Capital
14. Indigram

As a vet, you can also start you own poultry or dairy farm. You can start selling animal feed and animal feed additives also. Many people took goat farm training, but very few
commercial goat farms are started. Major bottleneck for goat or dairy farm is sourcing of good quality animals. You can set up your breeding farm and sell animals to farmers. There is great demand for desi or improved poultry birds and eggs. You can also think of starting breeding farm to supply them. Farmers are good at production but they are not good in marketing of their products. As a vet, you can always set up your supply chain company to link farmers directly with consumers in
urban and rural areas. Farmers don’t get right price and consumers don’t get right product due to weak supply chain.

As a vet, I will encourage you to learn about all state and central government funded schemes for farmers and industry to boost growth of livestock sector. Bihar and UP Government designed successful scheme to start layer farms and dairy farms. Layer industry is also  growing in West Bengal, Odisha and NE states. There is need of second white revolution in this area. There will be blue revolution also in this part of India. 

We should produce and export good quality products. Look at APEDA website to know what we have exported during last five years. Pl look at NDDB and NFDB websites to know more about what Government is trying to do for fish and dairy farmers, respectively. Pl look at food processing ministry’s website to see how processing of livestock products can be encouraged in coming years. Government wants to double farmers’ income by 2022 and animal husbandry sector will play important role in it. I will also encourage students to look at websites of companies like Godrej Agrovet, Suguna, Venkys, Avanti Feeds, CP, Cargill, AMUL Dairy and many more. I will encourage students to go for MBA in agribusiness from IIMA, MANAGE and others. Very few vet students go there. Pl read important management books which will help you to shape your thoughts and working style. Time Management skills are very important to become successful. Let’s form small groups among students as per interest and dive deep in subject what you want to do. Have you heard name of Seth Godin? He is Guru of Marketing. 

YouTube is best source to get knowledge about our sector. Please join NAAPI (Network of Animal Agriculture Professionals of India) on facebook. Communication and networking are two keys to open the lock of your bright future. Farmers are asking for new technologies. Labour problem paves way for more mechanization and automation at farm level. Smart mobile phone gives a new tool to us to reach farmers with more information. Audiovisual books will be better than hard copies, as we have lost habit of reading. I always say “Sky is not the Limit!”

Courtesy Potential for Veterinary Students in Private Sector in India Dr. Dinesh T. Bhosale Regional Sales Director, AB Vista South Asia, Pune