3 jobs in Veterinary Medicine

By:De'Andrea Jacobs

Veterinarian


  • Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes vets who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.
  • Education: Students who wish to enter a veterinary program typically obtain bachelor's degrees in science-related areas, like zoology, molecular biology, chemistry, animal science and biochemistry. Veterinarians are required to complete a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in addition to undergraduate school.
  • Salary : $85,000
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Veterinary Assistants

  • Feed, water, and examine pets along with other non farm animals for illness, disease, or injury in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages, work areas, and they sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment.
  • Education: Most veterinary assistants have a high school diploma or GED. Some veterinary assistants choose to earn a certificate through a non-degree program, but certification is not required. Employers generally prefer to hire veterinary assistants who have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in animal science.
  • Salary: 23,000

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Animal Scientists


  • Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.
  • Education: Associate's or bachelor's degree in animal science.
  • Salary : $61,600
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