DVM Complete Guide for Students 2024

DVM stands for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and is a five-year degree program in which the candidates can be enrolled after the completion of intermediate. A veterinary doctor diagnoses and treats the animals and has to study the diverse processes of the birds, mammals, and other animals. Veterinarians are considered doctors as they work in the field of medicine. TheDVM curriculumis more diversified and comprises of various subjects. The veterinarians have to deal with the care for the animals by giving them the proper vaccination and performing surgeries to set the fractures. They also gives advice regarding animal feeding and behavior. The degree is more challenging as it requires a lot of patience to handle the animals suffering from various infections or illnesses.

What is The Eligibility Criteria To Take Admission in DVM degree?

The students that wanted to take admission in the 5 yearDVM degreeprogram are informed that different universities have different criteria about the admission policy. It is although mandatory for the students to fall into theDVM eligibility criteriain order to secure admission to the university. The eligibility to get enrolled in DVM is mentioned below:

  • 65% marks in Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT)
  • The age limit of the student should be not more than 25.
  • Intermediate with science subjects (Pre-Medical) with at least 60% marks
  • A-level with subjects of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with at least 50% marks

Range of Subjects Studied During DVM Course

The curriculum of the DVM may vary from university to university but the students have to study all the basic information related to the different species (animals) and their characteristics. Some of the subjects studied during the DVM courses are

  • General and Systematic Anatomy(MDCAT)
  • General Veterinary Microbiology
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Systematic Vet Virology
  • Necropsy Practice
  • Forensic Medicine and Jurisprudence
  • Medical Clinic
  • Introduction to Poultry Farm
  • Live Stock Extension Education

DVM Fee Structure of Different Universities

The DVM fee of the different universities is available in the table below. So the students that are looking for the DVM admissions are required to check the DVM fee structurebefore applying to a particular university.

Name of University DVM Fee (Rs.)
University Of Agriculture (Faislabad) 60500/-
University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences 48180/-
Gomal University 52220/-
The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur 47800/-
Cholistan University Of Veterinary & Animal Sciences 54000/-
Lasbela University Of Agriculture, Water And Marine Sciences, Uthal 17000/-
Unversity Of The Poonch, Rawala Kot 70000/-
Pir Mahar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University 25400/-

Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council Registration Process

The DVM graduates have to register with the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) to practice in Pakistan as well as abroad. The documents required along with the registration form are as follows.

  • Attested copy of National I.D. Card/B-form
  • Attested Copies of Academic certificates/degrees/ professional certificates.
  • Three attested passport sizes colored photographs Attested
  • Copy of internship certificate from the concerned University.
  • The documents should be attested by the Principal/Dean/Registrar of the present college/faculty/university.
  • The registration fee for a DVM degree for 5 years is Rs. 5200/-. The students have to register their degree with the PVMC within 6 months of result declaration. An individual. In the case of the fresh and the renewal cases, the individuals are required to submit a late fee of Rs. 500/-, and Rs. 2,000/- per year respectively.
  • The fee must be submitted in the form of a bank draft in the name of PVMC.The verification fee of the degree for the different universities is mentioned in the table below.
Bank Draft In The Name Of Verification Fee
Treasurer BZU, Multan Rs. 2000/-
Treasurer PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi Rs. 300/-
Treasurer University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Rs. 2000/-
Treasurer University of Agriculture, Peshawar Rs. 1000/-
Director Finance Sindh Agriculture, Tandojam Rs. 650
Treasurer LUAWMS, Uthal Rs. 800/-
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (Online challan)

Rs. 600/-

Treasurer Quaid-E-Azam University, Islamabad Rs. 1100/-
Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT) Rs. 1000/-
Director Finance Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Sakrand Rs. 500/-


Is MDCAT necessary to take admission in DVM?

It depends upon the eligibility criteria defined by the university in which the student is interested to get admission. Some universities such as UVAS have made it compulsory for the students to appear in MDCAT to secure admission inthe DVM course. While the other universities determine the eligibility of the students depending upon their marks obtained in FSc.

Which universities offer a DVM degree program?

There are manyDVM colleges in Pakistanin the field of veterinary and some of them are as follows

  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur
  • Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
  • Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  • College of Veterinary Animal Sciences, IUB Bahawalpur
  • The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  • Gomal University, D.I. Khan
  • University of Poonch Rawalkot, Azad Jammu Kashmir
  • The Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water, and Marine Sciences
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

What is the DVM Merit in Pakistan?

TheDVM merit in Pakistanranges from 70 to 88%. The students that fall in this percentage are eligible to apply to theDVM colleges.

What is the scope of DVM?

After the completion of the DVM, the candidates can get a job in both the private and the public sectors. In Pakistan the scope of DVM is significant and many students are interested to pursue this field. Some of the jobs offered to the DVM graduate are Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Credit Officer, Commissioned officer, Researcher, and Lecturer Ship.

It is mandatory to do the internship to complete the DVM degree?

Yes, it is mandatory for the students to do the internship for the successful completion of the degree. Without the internship, the students will not be able to practice. Some of the companies that offer the DVM internship program in Pakistan are A&K Pharmaceuticals, Livestock and dairy development department, UN Enterprises, Pro Farm, Melaco Dairy Farm, and Maxim International.