By Odalys Cazares
Veterinarians prevent and treat a variety of animal illness and diseases. They administer tests.They observe conditions in animals, preform surgery and prescribe medication and or therapy
Duties & Responsibilities
- Euthanize animals.
- Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or preforming surgery.
- Examine for any type of diseases or injuries.
- Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.
- Specialize in a particular type of treatment, such as dentistry, pathology, nutrition, surgery, microbiology, or internal medicine.
- Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Salary & Work Enviroment
Although most veterinarians work in private clinics and hospitals, others travel to farms, work in laboratories or classrooms, or work for the government.
Some hazards are Physical hazards caused by animals (bites, scratches, kicks), medical equipment ( surgical lasers, x-ray equipment, sharps, autoclaves), or general work conditions (slippery floors, unsafe ladder use, driving to worksites).
Related Courses & Experience
The BLS said that Veterinarians median salary of $86,640 in 2013. The best-paid $149,530, while the lowest-paid earned $53,270.