HICAST’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry program develops veterinary professionals who can meet the needs of the animal health, livestock management, animal welfare and public health protection sectors. Delivered through a partnership between government owned veterinary hospitals, and private firms and industries, students have the opportunity to investigate a wide variety of topics and prepare a scientific paper or thesis.
Students in the veterinary program participate in a field-based internship in the last semester of their program and prepare a thesis. This internship is intended to broaden the perspective of the student as well as impart practical knowledge in relation to his/her field of specialization. Internships are coordinated in various agro-based industries, research farms, laboratories or veterinary hospitals as well as private farms, I/NGOs operating in different agro-ecological conditions.
Veterinarians possess specialized skills that are in high demand across the agriculture industry. There are many opportunities for them to work with governmental, non-governmental and private institutions /industries. They also have the option to run their own livestock product-based enterprise and /or private consultancy /advisory service. HICAST is fully committed to producing high quality competent graduates in veterinary science.
Veterinarians have the potential to make a large impact on agriculture in Nepal. From livestock production to health management, they have the ability to create positive change that is recognized across the industry. Their expertise is helping to make the saying "Healthy Animal, Healthy human, And Healthy Nation" a reality. HICAST is proud to provide an excellent opportunity for the veterinarians of tomorrow to devote themselves to the achievement of this goal.
HICAST’s veterinary campus has a teaching hospital with the following laboratories: