A study was undertaken with the objective to assess attitude towards veterinary profession and their future career choice among undergraduate veterinary students in Andhra Pradesh. The sample size of 150 students was selected through random sampling from three veterinary colleges under Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University. The pretested questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection, the data was tabulated and statistically analyzed using SPSS version 20. The mean and standard deviation scores of students’ attitude towards veterinary profession are 3.06 and 0.295 respectively. Majority of the respondents (70 per cent) had expressed more favourable (positive) attitude and Regarding the future career choices majority of the students’ preferred government veterinary doctor followed by assistant professor, research scientist as their choices while political career and consultancy service officer in food processing and retail companies were the least preferred ones as revealed by them. This study indicates the necessity for restructuring the veterinary education with more private and research orientation and the same time career placement mechanisms which needs to be improved.
Bharadwaja Krishna, M and Sharma, G. R. K, 2016 Veterinary students attitude towards profession and future career choices: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.4, Issue, 9, pp. 266-267.