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Veterinary Pathologist
Christine Le
Job Duties & Responsibilities
 Diagnose diseases in animals
 Analyze and interpret diagnostic
tests
 Create schedules, collect tissue
or fluid samples
 Research cause of diseases
 Recommend treatment type to
personnel
Education & Training Requirements
 Bachelor’s Degree in a life
science (4 years)
 Veterinary medical school (4
years) to get Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
 Pass a certifying Veterinary
Pathology exam
 Three to four years residency
program in pathology to
complete board certification
program
 Must continue education to
maintain certification
Working Conditions
 Usually well-lit
 May have to stand for periods
of time or move around often
 Veterinary clinics
 Non-clinical places like
government laboratories and
agencies
 Teach courses in university
Employment Outlook
• 33% growth in employment from 2008-2018, according
to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
• Faster than average compared to other U.S. jobs
• As the number of animals and pets increase, there is
more demand for veterinary careers
Hours & Wages
 Annual median salary of $84,460 according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
 Wages vary depending on employment location,
experience, and other factors
 Veterinary pathologists working in industry, for
example, have higher salaries on average

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Veterinary pathologist

  • 2. Job Duties & Responsibilities  Diagnose diseases in animals  Analyze and interpret diagnostic tests  Create schedules, collect tissue or fluid samples  Research cause of diseases  Recommend treatment type to personnel
  • 3. Education & Training Requirements  Bachelor’s Degree in a life science (4 years)  Veterinary medical school (4 years) to get Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)  Pass a certifying Veterinary Pathology exam  Three to four years residency program in pathology to complete board certification program  Must continue education to maintain certification
  • 4. Working Conditions  Usually well-lit  May have to stand for periods of time or move around often  Veterinary clinics  Non-clinical places like government laboratories and agencies  Teach courses in university
  • 5. Employment Outlook • 33% growth in employment from 2008-2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) • Faster than average compared to other U.S. jobs • As the number of animals and pets increase, there is more demand for veterinary careers
  • 6. Hours & Wages  Annual median salary of $84,460 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  Wages vary depending on employment location, experience, and other factors  Veterinary pathologists working in industry, for example, have higher salaries on average
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