by: kaila plunk

job description

Examine animals to diagnose their health problems
  • Diagnose and treat animals for medical conditions
  • Treat and dress wounds
  • Perform surgery on animals
  • Test for and vaccinate against diseases
  • Operate medical equipment, such as x-ray machines
  • Advise animal owners about general care, medical conditions, and treatments
  • Prescribe medication
  • Euthanize animals
  • Salary

    In Texas the salary averaged 99,620 per year in 2012.

    level of school required

    Veterinarians must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college and a state license.

    where can you find work?

    You can find work at any vet clinic or you can start your own business.

    continued education

    Most states require veterinarians to participate in continuing education dealing with newly discovered diseases and newly developed treatments in order to renew a vet's license on a regular basis.

    what i find interesting about this job

    I find being able to work with animals and just to help fix a problem would be very rewarding knowing you helped someone's pet/ family.