Nature of Work
- Performing surgeries of many complexities.
- Treating and diagnosing animals.
- Providing advice on animal care.
- Writing/typing up reports and data.
- Providing the best treatment/medical options.
- Annual checkups.
Locations and Conditions:
- In an office sometimes
- In treatment rooms
- In a mobile clinic
- At risk to radiation and diseases
- Put in potentially dangerous situations
- Good social skills
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to provide preventive medical services and animal care information
- Ability to cope
Schools That Provides Professional Training:
- Michigan State
- University of Michigan
Amount of Education:
- 2-4 years pf pre-veterinary or science studies first
- 4 years of college to graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine(DVM)
- A 2-4 year internship for a specific area or animal if wanted
- As many mathematics and science classes as possible
- English, economics, probability and statistics,and other courses.
Best and Worst Parts of This Field:
- Working with animals most of the time
- Repaying the loyalty animals bestow on us
- Having to put animals down for various reasons
- Seeing animals deteriorate
- Telling people good and bad news
Values it Coincides With:
- Responsibility; being responsible for the tasks at hand
- Loyalty; sticking with your clients through everything