Career Area Veterinarians work in the medical field. Other jobs in this area are: Zookeeper Animal assisted therapy Marine biologist Animal caretaker Veterinary pathologist
Description Veterinarians are also considered animal doctors. They study, treat, and control animal injuries and diseases. Also, they perform surgery, set broken bones, establish food diets and exercise routines, and prescribe medicine for animals. Veterinarians do not just work on family pets like cats and dogs, they can also work on ranches, farms, and zoos. Some work on small animals like guinea pigs and some work on larger ones such as elephants.
Education To be a vet you must have completed a 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program (DVM). Most students interested in becoming a veterinarian hold bachelor degrees in zoology, molecular biology, chemistry, animal science, biochemistry, and agricultural economics. Typically in vet school you would cover topics like animal behavior, medicine dosages, perform surgery, set fractures, and more. Five colleges that offer vet education: American University of Antigua Argosy University Purdue University Michigan State University Cornell University
EARNINGS! Salary for vets varies. Most make between $55,000 and $95,000. However, some make lower than being $43,000. On the other hand, very successful vets can make as higher than $ 140,000.
Interest To succeed in this job, I would need to love animals because I would be surrounded by them all the time. Also, I would need to be able to socialize well with others because people need to trust me with their pets. Next, I need to be good at science because most of the requirements on being a vet include some sort of science such as physics, biology, zoology, and more. I am interested in this career mainly because I LOVE animals and want to help them. Although it would be hard to see animals suffer, I still want to save them. Also, I enjoy science class. Lastly, I have to admit that part of my liking of this job is the amount of money made