Earning potential of a veterinarian and veterinary nurse
What remuneration can I expect as a veterinarian?
A career in Veterinary Science is a promising career in terms of money. Veterinarians today are involved in a variety of jobs from surgery and vaccination to creating awareness among livestock farmers. As a fresher if you join any government veterinary hospital, any private hospital or animal husbandry department, you are usually designated as junior veterinarian surgeon. As a junior veterinary surgeon, you can fall in the salary range of 10,000 – 20,000 INR. Your salary as well as your designation grows with your experience. As a senior surgeon or doctor, you can earn up to 50,000 INR per month.
If you are practicing independently, then you can earn up to INR 500 per patient, depending on the treatment method that the animal is required to given. This figure varies from animal to animal.
I want to be a veterinary nurse. Which course should I take up to be one?
One can go for a course in veterinary nursing. Institutes which provide degree and diploma courses in Veterinary Sciences also offer programs in Nursing. Edistance Learning, Banglore provide veterinary support assistant course. The course duration is 150 hours. The course covers various aspects covering, animal anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, Animal
Communication and Behaviour, Veterinary support assistant tasks in small animal practice and large animal practice and veterinary support assistance tasks in exotic pets and wild animals.
The fee of the course is 55,000 – 60,000 INR. After the completion of the course, you will be awarded with NCFE Level 3 Veterinary Support Assistant Certificate.