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  1. 1. Career Research:Veterinarian<br />By: Ashley Spoon<br /> Reading/Block E<br />April 26, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. Veterinarian: Job Responsibilities<br />• Trained to diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals.<br />• Veterinarians care for the health of pets, livestock, and animals. <br />• Their work involves treating illnesses, minor injuries, and infectious diseases in large and small animals. <br />
  3. 3. Veterinarian: Job Responsibilities<br />• Vaccinate against diseases, medicate animals suffering from infections, treat wounds, set fractures, and perform surgery. <br />• Conductresearch and protect humans against diseases carried by animals, such as rabies and anthrax. <br />• Protect our food supply chainby being involved in food safety by checking animals for transmissible diseases such as E. coli. <br />
  4. 4. Veterinarian: Education Required<br />The educational requirements include:<br />• Four year college degree that includes at least two years of pre-veterinary course work.<br />• Four years of veterinary school that lead to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (D.V.M.).<br />• Must pass an examination required by most states in order to receive a license to practice.<br />• Required clinical and classroom work include courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, zoology and pathology.<br />
  5. 5. Veterinarian: SCANS Skills Needed<br />In addition to mastering the basic skills of reading, writing, mathematics and communicating, a veterinarian should also possess the following skills:<br />• Social – Must interact with pet owners and show understanding for their needs.<br />• Leadership – Professional communication and ability to influence others, especially their employees and colleagues.<br />• Self-Management – Should be accountable to running their business without supervision and achieving daily goals.<br />• Responsibility – Must be dependable and perform high quality work, especially when dealing with life and death situations.<br />• Problem Solving & Decision Making – Must have the ability to diagnose an animal’s health problem, and be decisive in taking action. <br />
  6. 6. Veterinarian: Salary Range<br />• In 2008, the nation’s starting salary for veterinarians was approximately $52,000. <br />• The median annual income was $79,050.<br />• The annual potential salary exceeded $143,000.<br />
  7. 7. Veterinarian: Salary Range<br />
  8. 8. Veterinarian: Growth Potential and Job Outlook<br />The outlook for this profession is excellent.<br />• The employment growth is expected to increase 33% between 2008 and 2018.<br />• Growth is due to the needed support for public health and food safety, and national disease programs.<br />• Also, growing demand for Vets because pets are increasingly viewed as a member of the family. <br />
  9. 9. Veterinarian: Interesting Facts<br />• Veterinary medicine has dentists who are licensed to perform dentistry on horses.<br />• The National Zoo has had a history of training some of the top leaders in the field of Veterinary Science.<br />• Admission to vet school is competitive, as there are only 28 accredited veterinary colleges in the U.S. <br />• The number of pet owners purchasing pet insurance is rising.<br />
  10. 10. Veterinarian: Interview Source<br />Interview with Dr. Carlos Sanchez…<br />• Dr. Sanchez leads the Veterinary Training Program for the Smithsonian National Zoo.<br />• Involved in the daily clinical care of animals <br /> in the National Zoo collection.<br />• Known for his work with Pandas in China and his training programs throughout Latin America. <br />
  11. 11. Veterinarian and Friends… <br />
  12. 12. Veterinarian: Works Cited<br />Sanchez, Carlos. “Careers-Interview with Zoo Veterinarian Dr. Carlos Sanchez.” Kids.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://www.kids.gov/‌internal/‌zoovet.shtml>.<br />“Veterinarians.” Career Discovery Encyclopedia. Vol. 8. 2000. 86,87. Print. 8 vols.<br />“Veterinarians.” http://www.bls.gov/‌oco/‌ocos076.htm. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 17 Dec. 2009. Web. 13 Apr. 2010. <http://www.bls.gov/‌oco/‌ocos076.htm>.<br />“Veterinary Medicine.” World Book Online Reference Center. N.p., 11 Apr. 2010. Web. 11 Apr. 2010. <http://www.worldbookonline.com>.<br />