Islamia University of Bahawalpur, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Keeping in view the soaring demands of animal protein sources (milk, meat and eggs) and insufficient skillful manpower in the country, the college was established in 2006 as one of the constituent colleges of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. By now, the college has completed four years of its successful academic sessions by offering a five-year composite degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). The incumbent students are able to interact with a highly qualified faculty, staff and fellow students in a conducive environment for studying the professional degree. The college is continuously striving to keep its curricula and syllabi updated in line with the international standards and according to the schemes of study approved by the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). The future horizons in terms of jobs, for the veterinary graduates in Pakistan have always been prosperous. Among others, the newly emerging livestock by product technologies such as wool, leather and dairy industry have a big scope for veterinarians. In addition, the veterinarians have a key role in epidemiology, health coverage, pharmaceuticals, biology, teaching and research organizations, Remounts Veterinary Corps (RVC), zoo, pets and large animal practice. The human resources, thus generated, will enhance the socio-economic status of rural population of Cholistan in specific and Pakistan in general. The first batch of DVM students had been registered by PVMC, and the accreditation of the degree is under progress and will be attained with in few months.