What are vets?
- Animal behavior
- Veterinary pharmacology
- Animal nutrition
- Clinical pathology
- Large and small animal medicine
- Diagnostic imaging
- Anesthesia and surgery principles
Small animal vets perform services like spaying and neutering, setting broken bones, treating wounds and providing geriatric care for older pets. They also might take x-rays, dispense prescription medicine for animals with sicknesses, inoculating pets against diseases, performing surgeries, and, if necessary, euthanasia.
Large animal vets usually engage in production medicine, which involves treating animals in an entire herd to prevent disease. They also advise farm owners on production concerns and animal feeding, as well as maintaining sanitary conditions. Large vets also work in food inspection where they must ensure that animals are free of communicable diseases. This also includes placing animals in quarantine and investigating meat processing facilities to make sure that they are in compliance with government regulations.
City and Median Salary
➳ Palm Coast, FL $161,160
➳ Akron, OH $109,830
➳ San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA $119,300
➳ Nashua, NH $108,180
➳ Haverhill-North Andover-Amebsury, MA $100,900
➳ Rockford, IL $121,270
➳ Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA $98,750
➳ Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA $101,360
➳ State College, PA $97,390
➳ Asheville, NC $100,090