By: Emily Keller
About Aquatic Veterinarian
Aquatic veterinarians are practitioners that specialize in the health management of marine animals
A Aquatic Veterinarian's duties are qualified to diagnose and treat a wide variety of marine species which can include fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, and other sea animals.
They must be able to do research papers, look for disease or illnesses in animals, work well with others, Also keep the medicine stocked and other equipment.
School- University of Florida, Oregon State University, Ohio State, and Cornell University
-With a B.S. degree, potential positions include animal care specialist, animal trainer, field technician, laboratory technician, consultant for industry, and entry-level government position. Generally, jobs at this level offer little opportunity for self-directed work.
- The M.S. degree can facilitate individual work with marine mammals, for example designing research projects, developing management plans, supervising field or laboratory studies, or heading programs in education, husbandry, or training.
-The acquisition of a Ph.D. or D.V.M. (or both) provides more career opportunities, including design and management of field and laboratory research programs, university faculty positions, coordination of government and industry programs, and management positions museums.
- It will take at least 4 years in college plus training
It is unlikely to get a job right after college so it is best to have an internship during school. You must have a hands on experience to work as a Aquatic Veterinarian.
If you love aquatic animals and want to help them this would be the job for you. You need to be able to care for them and be able to work with stress.
More than 50,000 people are involved with Aquatic Veterinareian's