Best Schools in Texas
- DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) + Bachelor's degree
- 4 year DVM program + undergraduate
Interests, Skills, and Aptitudes
- Passion for animals
- Academic competencies
- Business Skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
- Zoological Education Network & Exotic DVM Magazine
- Veterinary Information Network
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Go to college
- Getting degrees somewhere in the medical fields
- Internship after graduating college
- Going to college
- Getting degrees with DVM, Bachelor's degree and others needed in order to be in the medical fields.
- Permanent job.
Top areas/locations in Texas
Work atmosphere and workload
Although most veterinarians work in private clinics and hospitals, others travel to farms, work in laboratories or classrooms, or work for the government.
Veterinarians who treat horses or food animals must travel between their offices and farms and ranches. They work outdoors in all kinds of weather and may have to perform surgery, often under unsanitary conditions.
Veterinarians who work in food safety and inspection must travel to farms, slaughterhouses, and food-processing plants.
Veterinarians who conduct research work primarily in offices and laboratories and spend much of their time dealing with people, rather than animals.
Veterinarians’ work can sometimes be emotionally stressful, as they deal with sick animals and the animals’ anxious owners. Also, the workplace can be noisy, as animals make noise when sick or being handled. Working on farms and ranches, in slaughterhouses, or with wildlife can also be physically demanding.