Veterinary officer: Eligibility, Works and Salary



Veterinary officer: Eligibility, Works and Salary

A veterinary officer is a physician who has excellency in the filed of veterinary science. An animal’s doctor is known as veterinarian. The topics of this field are cattle diseases and its management, animals diseases and its management, and poultry diseases and its management.

(1). What are the eligibility criteria?
(2). How to apply for this post?
(3). Works and duties
(4). Salary

Also read: AVFO Assistant Veterinary Field Officer Work and Salary

(1). What are the eligibility criteria?

1.1: Polytechnic in veterinary science

Get a diploma from any polytechnic college.

For this:

  • Clear 12th from biology.
  • Choose science (biology) for 12th.
  • Pass 12th with a good marks.
  • Apply for PAT or pre agricultural test.
  • Wait for notification from the department.
  • Clear PAT or pre agricultural test.
  • Secure a good rank in pre agricultural test.
  • Take admission in any polytechnic college.
  • It is a two year course.
  • Clear all semesters or years.
  • Get a diploma in polytechnics.

(2). How to apply for this post?

  • Wait for the job notification form the department of animal husbandry.
  • Apply online for this post.
  • The format of the exam is multiple choice objective questions.
  • Clear the exam by securing a good rank.
  • Wait for the joining list.
  • Get a joining letter.
  • Join the post.
  • Start your works and duties.

Also read: List of government jobs in agriculture

(3). Works and duties

3.1: Departmental

  • Execution of government schemes.
  • Distribution of schemes.
  • Vaccination programme.
  • Artificial insemination programme.
  • Field visit.
  • Inspections.
  • Training programme.

3.2: Non departmental

  • Exhibition programme.
  • State government camps.
  • Local administration camps.

3.2.1: Execution of government schemes

Examples of government schemes:

  • Vaccination programme.
  • Artificial insemination programme.
  • Animal husbandry: Distribution of cow and bull.
  • Poultry farming: Backyard poultry farming, distribution of chicks.
  • Distribution of goat and sheep.

Some schemes are based on subsidy, while some are totally free. These are annual schemes. Veterinary officers have to complete their own annual targets. Proper execution of the plans is necessary.

Also read: List of government jobs in horticulture

3.2.2: Distribution of schemes

Examples of schemes:

  • Distribution of concentrate feeds.
  • Goat on subsidy.
  • Seeds: Distribution of seeds of fodder crops.
  • Bull on subsidy.
  • Distribution of chicks. Selection criteria before the distribution of schemes

Categories of farmers

(1). Farmer should be marginal for 70% or more subsidy.
(2). Farmer should be small for 70% or more subsidy.
(3). Big farmers are eligible for 50% subsidy.

Minimum land size: It is should be 0.250 ha. Step in selection

  • Field visit by field officer.
  • Physical verification of farmer’s land.
  • Verification of original land records.
  • Registration of farmers trough application farm.

Cattle vaccination programme is a very important step

3.2.3: Vaccination programme

Vaccination programme are scheduled. Each officer has to complete his vaccination targets. Examples of vaccination programmes

Cattle vaccination programme

  • F. M. D.
  • Riderpest.

Goat vaccination programme

  • F. M. D.

Poultry vaccination programme

  • Ranikhet.

Also read: Major diseases of poultry and management

3.2.4: Artificial insemination programme


(1). Selection of cattle rearing farmers.
(2). Registration of farmers.
(3). Tracking dates for insemination.
(4). Performing insemination.

(Unpublished: Procedure of artificial insemination in cattle)

3.2.5: Field visit

It is necessary for:

  • Selection of farmers.
  • Treatment of diseased animals.
  • For the inspection of schemes.
  • Execution of new plans.
  • Extension of new research.
  • Publicity of government’s schemes.
  • Extension of new schemes.


(1). Inspection of schemes.
(2). Regular inspection for monitoring diseases.
(3). Regular inspection after artificial insemination.

3.2.6: Training programme

(1). Training of farmers for better farm management.
(2). Training of farmers for first aid treatment.
(3). Training of educated youth for artificial insemination.

3.2.7: Exhibition programme

Examples of exhibition programmes:

(1). Kisan mela.
(2). Occasional exhibition programmes by the state government.
(3). Occasional exhibition programmes by  local administrations.

3.2.8: State government camps

(1). Camps of local MLA’s.
(2). Camps of state ministers.
(2). Camps of state CM.

Local administration camps.

(1). Camps of district collectors.

(4). Salary

What is the salary of a veterinary officer?

According to the 7th pay commission the salary of veterinary officers are as follows:

(1). Assistant veterinary field officer
(2). Veterinary officer
(3). Dupty director of veterinary.

Salary of a veterinary field office is 26,000.00 – 70,000.00 INR.

Last updated: 14-10-2021


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