All About Vets

Learn all about being a vet


There are three types of veterinarians. They are research, laboratory animal, and clinical. The research veterinarians can perform independent research. They can also serve as consultants and collaborators to research investigators. Laboratory animal veterinarians care for a large variety of species. They study the biological qualities, nutritional and environmental requirements and diseases to help in research. Clinical veterinarians provide researchers and investigators guidelines and consultation on the choice and use of certain medications and procedures. They are also responsible for evaluating and processing protocols.


Approximate salary ranges from $45,000 to $105,000 per year. If you own your own practice it can range from $100,000 to $250,000 per year.


  • High wages
  • Broadening opportunities because the career field is supposed to grow
  • Can be authorized in more than forty specialized areas which includes microbiology and dental care
  • Can choose any type of animal you want to work with
  • get to work directly with animals


  • Must graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a four-year program
  • Must obtain a license to practice
  • Before practicing, all vets must have two or more years of postdoctoral training, or one year of postdoctoral training plus one year of experience in the practice of institutional animal medicine
  • Veterinary medical colleges typically require classes in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, physics, biochemistry, general biology, animal nutrition, genetics, vertebrate embryology, cellular biology, zoology, and systemic physiology

Where can you work?

All 50 states and the District of Columbia require that veterinarians be licensed. The only exemptions are for veterinarians working for some federal agencies and state governments. They can own their own practice or go to work at any practice.
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