By: Zack Joyner

Job Description

Veterinarians diagnose, prevent, and treat a variety of animal illnesses and diseases. They administer tests, observe conditions in animals, perform surgery, and prescribe medication and/or therapy.

Veterinarians work in private clinics or animal hospitals. Veterinarians who treat small domestic animals work indoors in an office and clinic environment. Veterinarians who treat large livestock, will work outside at a farm or ranch. Veterinarians may also be employed at animal control facilities, humane societies, bio-medical facilities, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife facilities, drug and food manufacturing companies, military, and food safety inspection facilities.

Educational Requirements

Veterinarians are required to complete a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in addition to undergraduate school. These professionals are also required to obtain licensure to practice in the profession.

Colleges that offer Vet scholarships

  • Cornell University
  • Colorado State University
  • North Carolina State University

Salary Range and Expected Growth

The annual salary of a vet is $87,590 per year and the expected job growth is 9% (faster than average)

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