Veterinarian

Best Schools in Texas

Texas A&M College of Veterinary School

Certifications needed

  • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) + Bachelor's degree
  • License

Degrees

  • 4 year DVM program + undergraduate

Interests, Skills, and Aptitudes

  • Passion for animals
  • Academic competencies
  • Business Skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Introduction

Becoming a Veterinarian requires extra years of education but it will be worth it when you are very compassionate for becoming a Veterinarian. Being with animals for most of your days might be tiring, stressful, and hard but having that gratitude of being able to make animals healthy again makes the best vets. Veterinarians get about $72k annually and in the UK, they get about $48k in U.S. dollars.
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Professional Organizations

  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • Zoological Education Network & Exotic DVM Magazine
  • Veterinary Information Network
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

Salary

About $50k-$107k in total annually.

Goals

Short Term

  • Go to college
  • Getting degrees somewhere in the medical fields
  • Internship after graduating college
Long Term

  • Going to college
  • Getting degrees with DVM, Bachelor's degree and others needed in order to be in the medical fields.
  • Internship
  • Permanent job.

Top areas/locations in Texas

Texas A&M University with a ranking of 3.6 and #7

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.

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