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Veterinarian is a male or female that tends the healthcare needs of animals, including pets, livestock, and zoo and laboratory animals. Most vets work in private clinics treating companion animals, for example dogs and cats. They identify illnesses and then perform medical procedures.


When going into veterinarian career you will need an academic skills such as English, Math and Sciences. However, academic accomplishments are not the only skills need to be a successful veterinarian. You will need a passion for animals and a commitment to the health and well being of the animals.

Advancement/ Outlook

Advancing in veterinarian industries can bring out many benefits to an ordinary veteran. Ones education can provide a veterinarian with up to date information and studies with news of this field.

Veterinarian schools are competitive and have been increase in numbers of graduates in recent years, which has correlated to greater competition for jobs as well. Employment veterans are expected to increase by 12% during 2012-2022


You will need undergraduate training. you are also required between 45 to 90 semesters hours of prerequisite causes. You should also take courses like Physics, Biochemistry, General Biology, Animal Biology, Animal Nutrients and Genetics.

Veterinary schools also offer a 4 year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs. During the first two years, the programs usually consist of advanced training in the basic veterinary sciences, such as those covered in prerequisite courses. The final two years of the programs consist of training in clinical procedures, including disease diagnosis and treatment, surgery, toxicology, obstetrics, anesthesiology, radiology, zoonosis, which is any animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans and anthroponosis, which is any human disease that can be transmitted to animals.

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