Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar
Hi readers! Have you passed 12th Science with PCB subjects? Do you want to pursue a Diploma certificate course related to the field of veterinary science? If yes, this post will be of help to you! Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy course.
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It is a job oriented Diploma certificate program. This program is also known by the short name of DVP.
In this post, you will find all the important details that you need to know about Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy course. Here, I’ve covered the following details about this course – duration, eligibility criteria, colleges, scope, fees, admission process, syllabus and career prospects.
Here is a quick overview of Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy course –
|Name of the course
|DVP (Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy)
|Type of course
|Completed 12th Science with PCB subjects
As I mentioned before, it is a Diploma certificate program. Students who have passed 12th Science with PCB subjects are eligible to pursue this course. Eligibility criteria may vary slightly from one institute to another.
What is DVP course all about? What is it like to pursue this program? Will I get a good job after completing this course? What is the course content like?
You will find answers to these questions in the next section. Let us start –
Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy (DVP): Basic Details
Here is a quick overview of the academic level and course format of DVP course –
- Academic level: UG
- Course format: Diploma certificate
After completing DVP course, successful candidates will obtain a certificate of completion from relevant certifying body/authority/University/institute.
Let us focus on the course content now. As the name suggests, this program deals with veterinary pharmacy and its allied areas. Technically, this is a veterinary science program.
If you are passionate about animal care and welfare, this program will be of help to you. This course will lead you to jobs, which will help you carry out animal care and welfare tasks (directly and indirectly).
What is veterinary pharmacy all about, you may ask. Do you want a formal definition? If yes, here it is –
In simple terms, it is a field of pharmacy practice that deals with compounding medications, filling prescriptions and managing drug therapies for animals.
Like human beings, animals too suffer from different kinds of diseases, injuries, discomforts and conditions. And like in case of human beings, these diseases, injuries and conditions in animals can be treated, reduced and brought under control through clinical examination, surgery or medication.
Tasks such as – examination, charting treatment plan, carrying out surgery and monitoring progress/rehabilitation – are carried out by skilled veterinarians. Veterinarians generally possess an advanced Degree like B.V.Sc. or M.V.Sc.
On the other hand, pharmacy practice for animals is usually carried out by a qualified veterinary pharmacist. His main tasks include –
- Compounding medication
- Managing drug therapy
- Dispensing drugs
- Filling prescriptions
- And more…
Veterinary pharmacists are primarily trained in areas such as – compounding techniques, drug knowledge, veterinary science, diseases and conditions in animals and drug therapy. DVP course will train you in the above mentioned areas. After completing this course, you may don the role of a veterinary pharmacist!
If you are passionate about animal care and welfare, DVP course will be of help to you! Let us take a closer look at the course details. In the next section, you will find the following details – duration, colleges, eligibility criteria, fees, admission process and syllabus. Let us start –
Type of course
It is a Diploma certificate program.
The course duration is two years.
Minimum educational qualification required to pursue DVP course is – completed 12th Science with PCB subjects. Eligibility criteria may vary slightly from one institute to another.
Here are some of the popular colleges offering DVP course in India –
- West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
- Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
- ICAR – IVRI
- Singhania University
- Himalayan University
- Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
- IASE University
- UPVET University
Here is everything you need to know about DVP admission –
Admission Process may vary from one institute to another. Some institutes are known to conduct merit based admission process. Some other institutes are known to conduct direct admission process. When it comes to merit based admission process, relevant entrance exams are conducted to facilitate the admission process.
Here is everything you need to know about DVP fees structure –
Tuition fees depends upon the following factors – type of college (Government or self-financing), scholarship status of the student, rating of the college etc. On an average, tuition fees could be anywhere between 10-40K INR per year.
Here are some of the core subjects present in DVP curriculum –
- Animal nutrition
- Veterinary anatomy
- Veterinary physiology
- Animal breeding
- Poultry management
- Artificial insemination
- Livestock product technology
- Clinical veterinary medicine
- Preventive veterinary medicine
- Prevention of diseases
- Veterinary pharmacology
After completing this course, you will be able to find work at places such as – veterinary clinics (govt and private), pet care centers, veterinary pharmacy stores, animal breeding centers, poultry farms, insemination and breeding centers etc.
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