Pre-Diploma in Veterinary Science

Pre-Diploma in Veterinary Science

1 year 6 months

Pre-Diploma in Veterinary Science is a 18 months program run under CTEVT affiliation. Nepal being an agricultural country, its economy is predominantly dependent on agriculture and agro-based ventures. Over 65% of the total population of Nepal depends on agriculture. 42% of the GDP is tied up in agriculture sector. At present livestock contributes about 31% to the total AGDP of the country. Milk is by far the most important commodity of livestock with meat next. High productivity from animals and crops is possible only through genetic improvement of animals, scientific management with least cost and scientific cropping system with cost effective respectively and commercialization coverage.

Nepal Government has given high priority in agriculture sector. Most of the INGOs/NGOs are working in agro-livestock sectors. They need agro-veterinary technicians. CTEVT has been conducting annex program in most of the high schools and currently, Nepal Government is going to launch plus 2 levels for agro-vet technicians in academically potential high schools from class 9. For effective running these programs, agro-vet technicians are highly encouraged and demanded. Potential fields are available for veterinary clinical practice. Employment opportunity will be seen in GON, NARC, INGO/NGO, commercial bank/development bank viz, Nepal bank, ADB/N and abroad (opportunity to work in Israel).

The aim of the programme is to produce veterinary Junior Technical Assistant (JTA) who will provide veterinary clinical services and some livestock extension services to the livestock community being either wage or self employed in the country or abroad.


After completing this curricular program, the students will be able:

  • To extend skills and knowledge of veterinary science (medicine) to the livestock farming communities in order to contribute in community development as well as entrepreneurship development.
  • To provide suggestion about animal nutrition and fodder production to the livestock farmers
  • To facilitate farmers for scientific production of livestock / livestock products
  • To make farmers conscious about veterinary epidemiological hazards and its impact on public health and related precautions to be taken
  • To diagnose/treat/manage diseases/disorders of livestock and poultry
  • To provide disease treatment/management services to the livestock farming communities
  • To handle simple surgical cases
  • To handle simple gynaecological cases and cases of obstetrics 

Salient Features

Course Duration: 

This course will be completed within 18 months (40 hrs/week X 39 weeks a year = 1560 hrs.) class plus 6 months (40 hrs/week X 24 weeks = 960 hrs.) on the job training (OJT).  

Target group:  

The target group for this program will be all the interested individuals with academic qualification of SEE pass. 

Group size: The group size of this training program will be not more than 40.  

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Pattern of attendance:   The students should have minimum 90% attendance in theory classes and practical/performance to be eligible for internal assessments and final examinations.

Grading System

The grading system will be as follows:

Grading System                  Overall marks
Distinction                         80% or above
First division                      75% or above
Second division                  65% or above
Third division                     Pass aggregate to below 65% 

Certificate awarded

The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificate of “Technical School Leaving Certificate in Veterinary Science” to those students who successfully complete the requirements prescribed by the curriculum. 

Admission Criteria

Individuals who meet the following criteria will be allowed to enter into this program:

  • Should have passed SEE
  • Should pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT
  • Final selection will be made on the basis of merit list.
  • Candidates should submit the following documents at the time of application
  • SEE/SEE pass mark sheet
  • Character certificate
  • Citizenship certificate (for the name, parents' name, age, date of birth and address verification purpose only)
  • Special quota for different category of students will be as per the policy of CTEVT
  • Preference will be given to female, Dalit, Janjati, Conflict affected people and Disadvantaged Groups (DAGs)  

Job Prospects

With a degree in veterinary technology, you can put your love for animals to practical use. In only two years, veterinary technology majors learn how to do many of the things that veterinarians do.

Veterinary technology majors learn how to provide medical care to animals and assist veterinarians in veterinary practices and research laboratories.

The graduate will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 2nd class/level 4 (technical) as Junior Technical Assistant (Veterinary- JTA) in the field of Veterinary services or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission.