Veterinarians

By: Faith Avery

What they do

1. Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.


2. Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals.


3. Specialize in a particular type of treatment, such as dentistry, pathology, nutrition, surgery, microbiology, or internal medicine.


4. Direct the overall operations of animal hospitals, clinics, or mobile services to farms.


5. Drive mobile clinic vans to farms so that health problems can be treated or prevented.


6. Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.


7. Inspect and check horses, sheep, poultry, or other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.


8. Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the causes of animals' deaths.


9. Perform administrative or business management tasks such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.


10. Plan or execute animal nutrition or reproduction programs.

Education

Veterinarians require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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Salary & Outlook

Salary Range: $65,940-$177,100


Average Salary: $116,040


110 total annual openings with a 1.21% average annual growth

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Things to Know and do

1.Medicine and Dentistry

2.Biology

3.Customer and Personal Service

4.English Language

5.Mathematics

6.Science

7.Complex Problem Solving

8.Speaking

9.Reading Comprehension

10.Critical Thinking

11.Judgment and Decision Making

12.Active Listening