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D.V.M (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) is a 5-year composite degree program accredited by the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) Govt. of Pakistan.
Scope of DVM in Pakistan:
The medical students are more inclined towards MBBS and other fields. But some students also go for DVM. Therefore, a limited number of professionals easily find suitable jobs for them. Our country holds rich potential for fisheries and aquaculture. However, the sector is in the state of infancy.
Currently, the sector yields 15.5 kg/ha, which can be maximized up to 100 kg/ha. The mass population in Pakistan keeps livestock and poultry with conventional knowledge. The practice suffices their need for milk and eggs. However, the poultry sector is doing well and is contributing 1.3% to the national GDP. The brief census indicates the ample scope of DVM in the future in Pakistan. Qualified vets are required for the efficient farming of livestock, fisheries, and poultry to boost productivity.
list of the recruiters of DVM in Pakistan:
There is an abundant scope of DVM in Pakistan. But the people are negligent about the opportunities. Below is the list of the recruiters of DVM in Pakistan:
- Agriculture Development Banks
- Animal farms
- Animal Quarantine Department
- Biological Production & Breed improving units Dairies
- Disease diagnostic laboratories
- Pakistan Army and Rangers
- Pet clinics+
- Poultry and Livestock extension department Recreational Parks
- Research and development
- Veterinary hospitals
- Wildlife protecting NGOs
- Wildlife parks/sanctuaries
- Zoo/Bird aviary
Salary of a DVM Doctor in Pakistan:
The salary pattern of DVM doctors is lower than compared of an MBBS doctor in Pakistan. A fresh veterinarian starts with 30,000 to 40,000 PKR per month, which is undoubtedly lower than compared to that of an MBBS doctor.
Once, a veterinarian finds his capacities, he can even make more money than that of an MBBS doctor. Data gathered from various sources indicate that a vet can earn from PKR 66,000 to 205,000 per month depending upon the experience and number of working hours. Since the scope of DVM is significant in Pakistan. But the profession is usually refused by the people.
Jobs for a DVM graduate in Pakistan 2021:
1. Veterinary Office
2. Agriculture Credit Officer
3. Commissioned officer
4. Pet Clinic
Expect all these are so many jobs
Eligibility criteria to get admission to DVM:
The eligibility to get admission in DVM is as follows:
At least 65% marks in Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT).
The aspirant should not be more than 25 years old
HSSC with Pre-Medical with at least 65% marks or
A-level with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with at least 50% marks
Best Institutes for DVM in Pakistan:
There are 15 DVM awarding institutes in Pakistan that are recognized by PVMC and HEC. Raising awareness of the importance of animal sciences is uplifting the scope of DVM in Pakistan. Below is the list of the top institutes for DVM along with their key details.
1-University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
2.Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
3.The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
4.The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
5. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Hyderabad Sindh
6.The Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences
7.Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
8. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, IUB Bahawalpur
9.Gomal University, D.I. Khan
10.University of Poonch Rawalkot, Azad & Jammu Kashmir
DVM Merit in Pakistan:
DVM is not much liked by the medical students in Pakistan. But still, a lot of students opt for the field because of the substantial scope of DVM in Pakistan.
Therefore, the merit of DVM is significantly high. The approximate merit range for open merit lies between 70-88%.
Scope of DVM in Dubai:
Dubai imports about 80% of its food including dairy, meat, and poultry. The UAE is focusing on the “Our food from our farm” agenda. There are some poultries, dairies, fish farms, cows and camel farms. People in Dubai are fond of keeping pets too, and they spend about AED 550 per month on the
maintenance of their pets. Out of which, AED 200 is spent on their grooming only. A vet can practice in hospitals and clinics in Dubai. However, farming and industrial jobs are limited there for a vet. On average, a vet can make around AED 17,500 per month.
Nevertheless, the scope of DVM is better in Pakistan as compared to Dubai.
Pakistan is an agricultural country and people keep herds of livestock animals with traditional knowledge. However, the farming sectors in Pakistan are currently in a state of infancy. But it holds a bright future in the region.
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