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Career Description:

Veterinarians take care of animals. They diagnose, treat and research any problems related to the pets health. There are different types of veterinarian: farms, work outdoors, or laboratories.

Job Outlook

The job is suppose to grow 36% from 2010 to 2020. The best option would be governmetn or in farm animal care.

Median Salary

Median annual wage was $82,040 on May 2010.

Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnose animals health
  • Treat and dress wounds
  • Perform surgery
  • Treat and vaccinate against diseases
  • Operate medical equipment like x-rays machines
  • Advice animal owners about care and any medical/treatment conditions
  • Prescribe medication
  • Execute animals

How to become a Veterinarian

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a state license (only 28 colleges has an accredited program)
  • Takes around 4 years to complete and it consist of classroom, laboratory, and clinical components.
  • Require to take many science classes
  • Be aware there are many competition
  • Have Veterinarian license


  • Compassion= have to treat the animals with deliquecy and be kind with owners of sick pets.
  • Decision- making skills= Know how to cure and know whether to treat an animal or execute him/her.
  • Interpersonal skills= Know how to properly communicate with others.
  • Management skills= Be responsible, give directions, delagating work and overseeing operations.
  • Manual dexterity= Know how to control their hand movement and be carefull when dealing with surgeries and injuries.
  • Problem- solving skills= Have to be able to figure out whats wrong with the sick animal. Know what treatment to give