Large Animal Veterinarians
By: Jennifer Burns
Large animal vets treat and diagnose a number of illnesses found in a variety of livestock. Some responsibilities of a large animal vet includes cleaning wounds, giving vaccinations, and also giving routine or pre-purchase exams. Large Animal veterinarians also have to advise animal owners on sanitation, feeding ,and treatment options.
Large animal vets need to take undergraduate classes in chemistry, biology, nutrition etc. Then you should attend a veterinary school , as of right now there are approximatley 28 to choose from in the U.S. During vet school you must take extra classes that deal with livestock. For example take classes that deal with equine and bovine health. Once you finish vet school you have to take a test for each state you want to practice in ,so you will have a registered vet license. Then you can practice wherever you want and make the decesion of having a office or being mobile.
I think this occupation fits me because I enjoy being outside all day. I believe I would also enjoy being able to drive to different location for different patients ,because I enjoy traveling. I also like being around different types of animals especially equine or bovine patients.
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