Professions related to animals

If you love animals, enjoy working with them, but you aren’t sure what exactly you want to do with them…or what you can do with them? There are many ways in which you can combine your interest in animals with a paying job. There are broad range of jobs which we discuss over here.


Students passed 10+2 from science background are only eligible to pursue further studies in veterinary surgeon. The student must have the basic science combination i.e. physics, biology, chemistry which is rather called as Bio-Science.



Some veterinary practices deal mainly or exclusively (except in cases of emergency) with small or ‘companion’ animals; others deals with farm animals or horses; some are mixed practices, but even here veterinary surgeons are likely to develop particular areas of interest and expertise.

Veterinary Surgeons must provide 24 hours service, but most practices are organized so as to provide reasonable time off and holidays. Veterinary surgeons treat animals both in their surgeries and at their owner’s premises.

It is important for them to be able to communicate effectively with animal’s owner. This means a different approach for pet owners, who have an emotional attachment to their companion animals and for farmers to whom their animals are an investment.

While committed to the welfare of an animal, their veterinary surgeon must allow a farmer to balance an expensive new treatment against an economic return. In farm animal practice, veterinary surgeons are concerned not just with treating individual animals but with advertising on the well-being and productivity of their entire stock.

District councils need veterinary surgeons to inspect the riding establishments, zoos, pet shops and dog breeding and boarding kennels which they license.

Newly qualified veterinary surgeons normally start as assistants in established practices, moving on to a more senior assistant-ship.

Farm practitioners may be local Veterinary inspectors for the department for environment. They handle food and rural Affairs, testing cattle for tuberculosis or brucellosis or carrying on inspection at cattle markets. Some practices carry out supervision of meat hygiene in abattoirs or poultry slaughter houses; others work at their licensed grey hound tracks.

Veterinary Council of India is concerned not with individual animals but with the ‘common herd’. Its responsibilities include; the control and eradication of notifiable disease; diagonistic and consultancy work on notifiable and non-notifiable disease; epidemiological studies. It also includes disease monitoring and surveillance; special investigations and surveys; public health liaison and human diseases related to animals.

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurses assist veterinary surgeons in their surgery and occasional on visits. They hold and pacify animals during examination and treatment; in the surgery they also sterilize and look after instruments. They collect and analyze specimens, prepare medicines, take out strings and stitches, clean out cages and clear up after operations.

They may also assist in the reception of patients.

They work mainly in ‘small animal’ practices, i.e. those dealing with domestic animals, and for the RSPCA and other animal welfare and research organizations. The hours are usually long and irregular. Animals have to be cared for at weekends, which may mean going to work on Saturday and Sunday, perhaps just to feed them.

Horse Care-takers

Looking after horses nearly always means hard physical work that has to be carried out daily in all weathers. Hours tend to be long especially in summer and most people work a 6-day week. Most new entrants have had experience of working as unpaid helpers or have their own pony/horse while at school, so they know what is involved.

Staff may live in or out, but grooms and stable managers usually live on the premises because of the early-morning start.


They teach children and adults, both in private lessons and in classes, and accompany riders out on ‘hacks’. Classes may be held early in the morning or late in the evening, to suit pupils coming before or after work. Some instructors work for one establishment full time; others work freelance or part time.

Dog training is a tremendously rewarding career. One should remember first of all that, for the most part, training is a “service” profession and that one is usually working with people who happen to have dogs. In other words, you are working with animals but you are primarily working with people.

There could be many private Institutions giving instructions for this profession.


  1. Centre for advanced studies in pathology ,Kerala Agricultural University.
  2. Shri lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha ,New Delhi.
  3. Bihar Veterinary College ,Patna.
  4. All India Institute of Hygiene and public health ,Kolkata ,West Bengal.
  5. Department of agriculture Research and Education ,Central Agriculture University , Imphal , Manipur.
  6. College of animal sciences ,CCS Haryana Agriculture University ,Hisar ,Haryana.
  7. Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics , Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science university ,Ludhiana ,Punjab.
  8. Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding ,West Bengal university of Animal and Fishery Science.
  9. Department of Animal Nutrition ,chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University , Palampur.
  10. Department of animal Nutrition Navasari Agricultural University, Gujrat.

(There are many others in India)


At an average the pay scale for Veterinary professional, who is working in the same field for 1-4 YEARS INR 4.7 Lakhs per annum is the salary. Many choose to work as a Consultant and hence income may vary a lot depending individual skills.

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