By: Dori Fousek

Veterinarian Descripiton

Veterinarians provide healthcare treatment to animals, just as medical doctors do to human beings. Veterianarians diagnose and treat animals with illnesses and injuries, treat animal wounds such as a infection. Our occupation also incudes performing surgical operations on animals, treat animals with broken bones of fracrtures, provide perscripitions for animals with illnesses, and give eduation to animal owners about their pets behavior, food and company of other animals. The majority of veterinarians work in animal clinics and animal hospitals. They are also to be licensed health professional who is trained to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in animals.

Veterinarian Enviorment

Veterinaian enviorment depends on which clinic the doctor works at. Some Clinics are in a small town and dont have much equrtment compared to animal hospitals that have surgeroical persegures and large business. Most Veterinarian are most common to have a priviatly owned clinic,treating house hold animals and livestock for sicknesses and injuries. It also depends on what sort of Veterinarian you have a degree in. Some vets have a professian in certain animals. Such as a animal doctor whos sapecialty is with common animals or a vet that is best with farm animals. Equine veterinarian often has some of the discomforts of a large animal veterinarian, but most horses are kept in stables where the water aspects aren't as big of a problem.

Education and average cost of education

In the United States the 4 year DVM degree is earned following a 4 year undergraduate degree totalling 8 years of study after high school. When it comes to veterinarian school are have to learn these specific

  • Veterinary pharmacology animal nutrition clinical pathology large and small animal medicine, Diagnostic imaging,Anesthesia and surgery principles. Veterinary Medical Education in the U.S. is 4 years beyond undergraduate degree. After completing the D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) or V.M.D. (Veterinarian Medicine Doctors) degree, candidates have to take the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) in order to practice in the U.S. There are 30 veterinarians schools in the United States all of which are members of AAVMC. The best Vet school in the United States is

    Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a 4.5 rating.

  • The salary depends on if you are in state or an out of state resident. It also depends on if you are a undergraduate or graduate student and or if you have a scholarship. For the 2013-2014 academic year, one year of veterinary school tuition plus average living costs ranged from $40,000 to $85,000. The average veterinary student graduates with over $160, 000 of debt. If veterinary school expenses follow current trends, this means that a 2017 graduate would have a projected debt of over $200,000. The average text book will cost over 300 dollars while a individual student averagely spends over 700 dollars in books a year.
  • Salary

    In Texas the average Vet makes 40- 50 dollars per hour. Which equals out to around 80,000-90,000 dollars made yearly. It also depends on the area, more well known businesses can make up to 125K while some other animal businesses can only make 50k yearly. In Texas, veterinarians make a higher income than the national average, according to May 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the national average for vets was $93,250 per year, veterinarians in Texas averaged $99,620. The average pay for a Veterinarian is $70,046 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Many Vets go to a emergency medicine, surgery, Emergence room ER) etc. because they are experiences and it makes more of a salary.


    Too many veterinarians for a decreased economy. Employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. There is an a beyond amount of Veterinarian graduated with degrees and medical programs that don't have work for them. The Veterinarian medical association stated reported that estimates the supply is more then the demand by the equivalent of 11,250 full-time vets. "Right now, as a profession, we have so many veterinarians who are not being utilized to their full capacity." Says Christopher Byers. He says vets don't have high unemployment, but the underemployment is significant. Therefore also in the United States 83956 jobs are available. Job opening are occurring from retirement and for the recent graduating students and competition for Vet jobs is very strong.

    Equipment and Supplies

    °Veterinary Anesthesia

    °Surgical Light

    °Veterinary monitory

    °Veterinary table



    °Dental Equipment


    °Infusion pumps

    °Medical Gas

    °Respiratory Ventilators


    °Stainless steel tables for equipment

    °X-Ray machine

    °Ultra sound

    °Syringe Pumps

    °Research Equipment

    °Incubators Microscope

    Reasons why this is my dream career

    I've always had a passion for animals since I helped my aunt at an animal shelter. I have also have a extreme love for medical careers, so what is a better combination then those two. I started watching surgical videos when I was at a young age which got me interested in medicine. Like most people who will gross out easily with blood and guts, I'm extremely fascinated. My parents told me that when I was younger I had a love for all animals and was always talking about how some day "I will save others". When I get older my main goal would be receiving my doctoral degree and have my medical licenses as well. I would also like to go to Connell University which is the number one best Veterinarian school in the nation. I also plan on going into human medical after many years in Veterinarian.

    Over all the main reason I would love to become a vet is so I can spend each day doing a career I would love but more importantly I would be able to save animals lives.

    Vetererinarian Professional Assocation

    American Veterinary Medical Association

    AVMA sets the standards for excellence in veterinary education, produces beneficial animal-related information for veterinarians, governments, regulatory agencies and the public, and monitors health and safety issues related to domestic pets and wild animals.

    Morris Animal Foundation

    MAF promotes research to protect, treat and cure animals.

    American Animal Hospital Association

    AAHA develops standards of excellence and standard business practices and disseminates information designed to improve companion animal hospitals

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    AAEP Online

    • AAV Annual - Conference & Expo
    • Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
    • Amercian Society of Animal Science
    • American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
    • American Association of Bovine Practitioners
      The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine.
    • American Association Of Feline Practitioners
    • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
    • American Association of Swine Veterinarians
    • American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
    • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
      The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI) was formed in 1979 by a group of veterinary immunologists assembled at the annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD).

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