By: Gabby McRae
Veterinarian's tend to the healthcare needs of animals, including pets, livestock, and zoo and laboratory animals. Most vets work in private clinics treating companion animals. They diagnose illness and perform medical procedures. A small number are equine veterinarians who treat horses and food animals vets who work with farm animals. There are some who specialize in food safety and inspection. They check livestock for illnesses that can be transmitted to humans.