By: Kelsey Roberts
What type of education is required?
Typically obtain In science-related areas, like zoology, molecular biology, chemistry, animal science and biochemistry.
A bachelor's degree in animal science can usually be completed in four years. Studies commonly include both classroom and laboratory education. Courses that prepare students for veterinary school tend to include:
- Animal management
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Animal nutrition
- Equine care
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine-
DMV programs take four years to complete and are generally divided into two-year segments. The first segment typically consists of classroom instruction, while the last two years focus more on clinical practicums. Coursework includes:
- Animal behavior
- Veterinary pharmacology
- Clinical pathology
- Large and small animal medicine
- Diagnostic imaging
- Anesthesia and surgery principles
- Treat wounds
- Prescribe medication
- Perform surgery
- Set fractures
what is the average cost for the entire education?
- Gaston College
- Mars Hill University
- North Carolina A&T State University
what is the salary range?
what is the employment outlook and opportunities?
what are the basic job duties?
Veterinarians who care for large animals often engaging in production medicine, which involves treating an entire herd to prevent disease. A large animal vet may also advise farm owners on animal feeding and production concerns, as well as maintaining sanitary conditions.
Many veterinarians treat small companion animals. As a small animal vet, you may perform services such as spaying and neutering, setting broken bones, treating wounds and care for older pets.
- More than 70% of all the veterinarians are predominantly treating small animals like cats and dogs and other companion animals
- Veterinarian science reveals that about 61% of all the disease-causing agents in the humans come from animals.
- 80% of all the students who register for the degree are females
- Some research reveals that this profession is soon going to be the most progressive profession in the U.S.