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Animal science is the study of animals that live alongside humans. Around the world, humans rely on animals for food, fiber, labor and companionship. Animal scientists help us understand and manage these animals.


Psychology is the science of intellects, characters and behaviours of animals including man.

~ Anonymous

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Who is an Animal Scientist?

An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical, and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management.

What are the basic qualifications needed for becoming an Animal Scientist?

Animal scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree from a secondary institution. Some earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

Which Stream will be best/suitable/relevant for an Animal Scientist?

The most preferred stream that is selected for studying in this sector is Science stream. As there are various concepts related to Science here.

Which Course will be best for an Animal Scientist ?

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Animal Behaviour or Animal Nature is the preferred course for an animal scientist.

What are the top universities in India to become an Animal Scientist?

The top universities in India are as follows :-

  • Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar

  • Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur

  • Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner

  • Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati

What are the top universities out of India/abroad to become an Animal Scientist?

  • The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Free University of Berlin, Germany

  • Dalhousie University, Canada

  • University of Cambridge, UK

What are the entrance Exams for Animal Scientists?

Some of the top Entrance exams for bachelor courses related to Animal Sciences are AAU VET ,OUAT ,RPVT, BHU UET etc. NEET is conducted for admission to BVSc in Animal Science. Other common entrance tests focus on the overall undergraduate courses of their universities.

Which skills Required to be an Animal Scientist?

The skills required are -

  1. Active listening and impersonal skills

  2. Independence

  3. Good at Research

  4. Patience

What are the best companies offering jobs as an Animal Scientist?

The best companies offering jobs as an Animal Scientist are -

  • ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  • PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

  • Humane Society of the United States - HSUS

  • Charles River Laboratories

  • National Veterinary Associates

What are the pros & cons / Advantage & disadvantage of working as an Animal Scientist?

Pros -

  • High chances of learning new things

  • Research work increases knowledge

  • No human lives at risk

Cons -

  • Experimentation on animals

  • Cruel and inhumane treatment

  • Using poor test subjects


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