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Veterinarian Alex Waters 3rd hour CMT
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.
Primary Responsibilities of a Vet
They examine animals to diagnose their health problems Treat and dress wounds Perform surgery on animals Operate medical equipment Prescribe medication
Requirements Must have a doctoral or professional degree. Must have proper training Must be good with animals and people
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 clinic Their job outlook is 36% which is much faster than average, so finding a job is relatively easy.
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.
Salary range About $82,040 per year About $39.44 per hour
Job Characteristics Some 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.
Career Path Formal 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.
Positive and Negative features
Positives: You get to help animals You wont have much trouble finding a job It pays well Negatives: You work long hours You have a lot of schooling to go through You may have to deal with unhappy owners and pets
Steps to take to become a Vet
Volunteer at local clinics or something like one Start preparing yourself with classes Go to a good college with a good veterinary program
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