Veterinarian   Elena MartinezWest Los Angeles College
Job Description            Veterinarians care for            health of animals by            diagnosing, treating, and   ...
Common Vets Companion animal- treats pets and generally work in private clinics -Work with dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, a...
 Operate medical equipment Examine animals to diagnose            such as radiographic or  their health problems        ...
Work Environment         Work long hours         Some work nights or          weekends and may have to          respond ...
Work Environment Cont’d Can be emotionally stressful  dealing with sick animals  and their owners Workplace is noisy bec...
Expected EarningsEmployment     Mean hourly   Mean     50%               wage          Annual   (Median                   ...
Top Paid StatesCalifornia   Texas   Florida    New York       Los Angeles              150,000              100,000       ...
 increase 36% from 2010-                           Outlook  2020 (faster than avg) Advances in medicine allow  this incl...
Education Required Must complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M or  V.M.D) at an accredited college of veterinary...
Training Required 3 years of classroom, laboratory, and clinical work 4th year spent doing clinical rotations in a medic...
Skills Required Must be compassionate with animals and their owners Must have great decision making skills for treating ...
Associations&Organizations There are over 100 organizations&associations for vets ASPCA (The American Society for Preven...
Works Citedhttp://www.bls.gov/k12/nature04.htmhttp://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinarians.htm#tab-4http://www.onetonli...
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  1. 1. Veterinarian Elena MartinezWest Los Angeles College
  2. 2. Job Description  Veterinarians care for health of animals by diagnosing, treating, and researching medical conditions.  This includes: pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories.
  3. 3. Common Vets Companion animal- treats pets and generally work in private clinics -Work with dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and rabbitsEquine- work with horses Food animal- work with farm animals such as pigs, cattle, and sheep Food safety and inspection- inspect livestock and animal products and enforce government food safety regulationsResearch- Work in laboratories, conducting clinical research on human and animal health problems
  4. 4.  Operate medical equipment Examine animals to diagnose such as radiographic or their health problems ultrasound equipment Treat and dress wounds  Advise animal owners Perform surgery on animals about general care, medical Test for and vaccinate against conditions, ad treatments diseases  Prescribe medication Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, and other body fluids for  Euthanize animals examination and analysis  Attend lectures, Educate the public about diseases conferences, or continuing that can be spread from animals education courses to humans Duties&Tasks 
  5. 5. Work Environment  Work long hours  Some work nights or weekends and may have to respond to emergencies  About 1 in 4 veterinarians worked more than 50 hours per week in 2010  Work conditions may be outdoors or indoors (not always sanitary)
  6. 6. Work Environment Cont’d Can be emotionally stressful dealing with sick animals and their owners Workplace is noisy because of the animal that are sick or being handled Risk of being kicked, bitten, or scratched while working with animals that are frightened or in pain
  7. 7. Expected EarningsEmployment Mean hourly Mean 50% wage Annual (Median Wage ) Wages55,410 $43.87 $91,250 Hourly: $39.86 Annual: $82,900
  8. 8. Top Paid StatesCalifornia Texas Florida New York Los Angeles 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 Emp Hou Ann loym rly ual ent mea mea California 5,250 $46.7 97,19 Texas 3,590 $45.2 $94,0 Florida 3,070 $48 $99,9 New York 2,950 $51.5 $107, Los Angeles 830 $44.4 $92,4
  9. 9.  increase 36% from 2010- Outlook 2020 (faster than avg) Advances in medicine allow this including; but not limited to, cancer treatments and kidney transplants 28 accredited veterinary programs in the US Limited number of graduates (~2,500/yr) Fewer job opportunities in companion animal care Employment is expected t
  10. 10. Education Required Must complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M or V.M.D) at an accredited college of veterinary medicine 28 colleges with accredited programs (UC Davis, Purdue, Kansas State, Oregon State) Takes 4 years to complete and includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical components Bachelor’s Degree not required, but many have one Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Animal Science, Zoology, Microbiology, Physiology Physics, Calculus, Statistics, Algebra 2, Geometry Admission into program is competitive (In 2010 less than half were accepted
  11. 11. Training Required 3 years of classroom, laboratory, and clinical work 4th year spent doing clinical rotations in a medical center or hospital 1 year of internship program to gain exp for competitive pay or to prep for certification course License is required (must complete an accredited program and pass the Northern American Veterinary Licensing Exam, and state exam) Certification in 40 different specialties (surgery, microbiology, and internal medicine) Certification not required (must have certain number of years of exp in field, complete additional ed, or complete residency program)
  12. 12. Skills Required Must be compassionate with animals and their owners Must have great decision making skills for treating injuries and illnesses of animals Strong communication skills to be able to explain treatment options and give instructions to staffManagement skillsManual dexterity when treating injuries and performing surgeryProblem-solving skills to figure out what is ailng animals ( excellent diagnostic skills for those who test animals to determine the effects of drug therapies )
  13. 13. Associations&Organizations There are over 100 organizations&associations for vets ASPCA (The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals) their mission is to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty, and alleviate fear, pain, and suffering in animals http://aspca.org/ PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) http://www.peta2.com/ AAV Annual Conference&Expo http://www.conferenceoffice.com/aav/
  14. 14. Works Citedhttp://www.bls.gov/k12/nature04.htmhttp://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinarians.htm#tab-4http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1131.00#WorkActivitieshttp://www.vspn.org/library/wwwdirectory/Organizations.htm

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