● A veterinarian is a person qualified to treat diseased or injured animals.● The main reason I chose this career is because I love animals andsomeday I would like to be able to save their lives.● To become a veterinarian you must be, be good with people, have goodcommunication skills, be observant, be decisive and hard working.● To become a veterinarian you must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine(DVM) degree.Introduction:
● Veterinarians diagnose and treat sick andinjured animals, including dogs, cats, horses,etc.● Many vets specialize in small householdanimals like dogs and cats, or large farmanimals like horses and cows.Nature of Work
Working Conditions● Small Animal Vets:○ Usually work in private places such as in an office orin treatment rooms.○ Usually work indoors.● Large Animal Vets:○ Usually work in mobile clinics.○ Usually work outdoors.
Training, Qualifications, andAdvancement● To become a veterinarian you must have a Doctor ofVeterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.● You must pass your national board exams.● Take as many math and science courses as possible.● After high school you must complete 2-4 years of pre-veterinary or science studies at college before applyingto veterinary school.
Job Outlook/ Employment● In 2008 there were about 59,700 jobs forveterinarians.● The number of jobs for vets is expected togrow much faster than the average throughall occupations through 2018.● There will be more jobs for vets who haveadvanced training, such as in dentistry.
Earnings● $50,000 to $145,000 a year.● The median is about $82,000 a year.● Vets who work with big animals often earnmore than those who work with smallanimals.
Uses of Technology in Career● When it comes to veterinarians mostly all it is, is using technology.● Vets use technology to look inside animals or to read their heart beat.● Some examples are:○ Electrocardiograph- Provides print out of the animals heart functions.○ Endoscopy- Allows the vet to see inside the animal.○ Echocardiograhpy- Special kind of ultrasound that vets use to see theanimals heart.
Summary● Yes this career is still very appealing to me. Ever since Iwas little ive always wanted to be a veterinarian, andeven after all the research, I still do! It sounds like a lotof hard work, having to take that many years of collegebut it would be worth it. Being able to have a job where Icould help animals and even people become happierwould be a dream come true.
Works Cited● http://www.bls.gov/k12/nature04.htm● http://public.careercruising.com/us/en● http://www.therichest.org/salary/veterinarian/● http://www.boardwalkanimalclinic.com/custom_content/c_185923_services.html● http://www.militarytimesedge.com/education/college-news/ed_veterinarian_shortage_032309/● http://www.jobshadow.com/interview-with-a-veterinarian/● http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/job-outlook-for-best-careers-2010/2