2 What does a Veterinarian do? A veterinarian cares for the heath of other animals. They diagnose, treat, or research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks and laboratories.
3 Primary Responsibilities of a Vet They examine animals to diagnose their health problemsTreat and dress woundsPerform surgery on animalsOperate medical equipmentPrescribe medication
4 RequirementsMust have a doctoral or professional degree. Must have proper trainingMust be good with animals and people
5 Employers and job outlook/growth As a vet you may either work indoors or outdoors depending on which type of animals you work with.You will mainly work in an animal hospital or clinicTheir job outlook is 36% which is much faster than average, so finding a job is relatively easy.
6 Educational Preparation Must complete a Doctoral or Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M or V.M.D) degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine. You also must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing exam.
7 Salary rangeAbout $82,040 per year About $39.44 per hour
8 Job CharacteristicsSome may work nights or weekends, and they may have to respond to emergencies outside of scheduled work hours. About 1 in 4 veterinarians worked more than 50 hours per week in Travel depends on which animals you work with.
9 Career PathFormal experience, such as work with veterinarians or scientists in clinics, agribusiness, research, or some area of health science is particularly advantageous. Less formal experience, such as working with animals on a farm, at a stable, or in an animal shelter can also be helpful.
10 Positive and Negative features Positives:You get to help animalsYou wont have much trouble finding a jobIt pays wellNegatives:You work long hoursYou have a lot of schooling to go throughYou may have to deal with unhappy owners and pets
11 Steps to take to become a Vet Volunteer at local clinics or something like oneStart preparing yourself with classesGo to a good college with a good veterinary program