Admission Open

Date to Apply for Entry Test:
28th December, 2023 to 29th January, 2024
Entry Test Date at Link Road:
31st January, 2024



Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a five-year, semester-based degree programme.

Students of Ziauddin Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences have the advantage to be a part of an organization with the setup for poultry birds, wildlife, small and large animals, and pet care clinic. Clinical training provides a better chance of learning and practicing the skills in the field, hence, preparing future veterinarians to play an important role in improving healthcare quality in society. Students of 3rd, 4th & 5th professionals will complete their clinical training at the link road campus of Dr. Ziauddin University. In addition, Ziauddin Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has close collaborations with other major Veterinary Sciences institutions like the Sindh Institute of animal health and local dairy, meat, poultry, fisheries, and wildlife farms in the Karachi area.

Learning And Teaching Strategies

Both national and international qualified teaching faculty promote better understanding through

Presentation/Assignment/Seminar/Practical performance


  • Fully Equipped labs
  • Farm Management
  • Clinical Practices (Supervised/Independent)
  • Clinical Training and Farm Management

Eligibility Criteria

  • HSC/Intermediate in Pre-Medical Group held by a recognized Board of Intermediate Education in Pakistan or A Level for Doctor of Veterinary Program.
  • Applications from overseas candidates are also invited.
  • Students awaiting results of Board of Intermediate / A-level Examinations are also eligible to apply.
  • Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the application according to instructions given with the application form.
  • Applications are invited for, Link Road.

(The final allocation based on the location will be at the discretion of Ziauddin University depending upon the number of applications.) Documents to Be Submitted

  • Attested copy of SSC / ‘O’ Level (IBCC Equivalence) Certificate
  • Attested copy of HSC / ‘A’ Level (IBCC Equivalence) Certificate
  • Attested copy of SSC / ‘O’ Level Mark Sheet
  • Attested copy of HSC / ‘A’ Level Mark Sheet
  • Attested copy of NIC or ‘B’ Form of Applicant
  • Attested copy of NIC of 2 references
  • Attested copy of NIC of Parents / Guardian
  • HSC II Admit Card incase result not announced
  • Applicant’s one (1) passport size photograph

Student Selection

Final selection of students is decided on the basis of their performance in the following:

  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Ziauddin University Test
  • Interview

Aptitude Test

The university conducts an Aptitude Test for all eligible candidates. The test consists of Multiple-Choice questions of various types. The test comprises four to five sections designed to assess each applicant’s performance in the areas of:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • General Knowledge
  • English

The level of questions in sections of Biology, Physics and Chemistry correspond to that expected at the end of Intermediate Examination or equivalent qualifications.


Applicants are interviewed to assess their suitability to complete their respective courses and pursue a career in veterinary sciences.

Notification of Admission

University will inform successful applicants and a deadline will be given for the confirmation of admission. Offers not accepted by the given deadline will be canceled

Duration of Programme

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

05-Year Degree

Academic Calendar

DVM 1st Year (Batch-I)
SpringAdmission CommencementThursday, October, 2022Thursday, January, 2023
SpringSemester StartMonday, February 06, 2023Friday, June 02, 202317  weeks
SpringPre Midterm ClassesMonday, February 06, 2023Monday, March 31, 20238 weeks
SpringMid TermMonday, April 03,2023Monday,   April  07, 20231 week
SpringPost Midterm ClassesMonday, April 10, 2023Friday, June 02, 20238 weeks
SpringTermination of ClassesFriday, June 02, 2023
Spring Preparation weekMonday, June 05, 2023Friday June 09, 20231 week
SpringFinal ExamMonday June 12, 2023Friday, June 23, 20232 weeks
SpringEnd of SemesterFriday, June 23,
BreakMonday, June 23, 2023 Friday, July 07, 20232 weeks
FallAdmission CommencementN/A
FallSemester StartMonday, July 10, 2023Friday, November17 weeks
03, 2023
FallPre Midterm ClassesMonday, July 10, 2023Friday, September 01, 20238 weeks
FallMid TermMonday, September 04, 2023Friday,  September 08, 20231 week
FallPost Midterm ClassesMonday,Friday, November6 weeks
September 11, 202303, 2023
FallTermination of ClassesFriday, November
03, 2023
FallPreparation weekMonday, NovemberFriday, November1 week
06, 202310, 2023
Final ExamsMonday,Friday, November2 weeks
November 25,  2023
13, 2023
FallEnd of SemesterFriday, November
 25,  2023
BreakMonday,   November  28, 2023Monday,  December 08, 20232 weeks
WinterAdmission CommencementN/A
WinterSemester StartMonday December 11, 2023Friday, January6 weeks
19, 2024
WinterPre Midterm ClassesMonday December 11, 2023Friday,  December 22, 20232 weeks
WinterMid TermTuesday,  December 26, 2023Friday,  December 29, 20231 week
WinterPost Midterm ClassesMonday,Friday, January 19,  20243 weeks
January 01, 2024
WinterTermination of ClassesFriday, January 19,  2024
WinterFinal ExamsMonday,Friday, February 02,  20242 weeks
January 22, 2024
WinterEnd of SemesterFriday, February 02,

Career Prospects

  1. Teaching in Higher Education Institutions.
  2. Research organizations in veterinary and public health.
  3. Private Practices (Pets/animal health clinics)
  4. Private Business (Dairy farm, Poultry Farm, Goats/Sheep farm and fish farm)
  5. Government/Private Jobs
  6. Livestock/poultry disease diagnostic laboratories
  7. Consultancy

Fee Structure

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) 5 years Graduate Program

Application Fee2,500
Admission Fee25,000
Semester Tuition Fee175,000
Security deposit (one time refundable)                                                            25,000
Student Fund10,000