Animal Industry Careers


Nature of the work

Veterinarians care for pets, livestock, sporting and laboratory animals, and protect humans against diseases carried by animals

Work environment

Most veterinarians work in private clinics and hospitals. Others travel to farms, work in laboratories or classrooms, or work for the government.

Training Required

Veterinarians must complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine.


Require more than five years surgeons require four years of collage and an additional


The median annual wage for veterinarians was $87,590 in May 2014.

Related occupations

Medical scientists, Animal care and service work, physicians and surgeons,

Job outlook

the chances to get a job as a veterinary is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024