Job Shadowing- Veternairian

How to Get There

The median salary for a veterinarian is $82,040 per annum. In order to be qualified for this job, you are required a Doctoral/Professional degree. The primary employers for this job are typically Veterinary Clinics. The rate at which the job growth is continuing is 36% (Faster than national average) so there will more likely be jobs available in the future. About 62,000 veterinarians were employed nationwide in 2006, with 3 out of 4 in solo or group practice. Other employers include the federal government, research laboratories, animal food companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

What They Do

Veterinarians diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. Specifically, they care for the health of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories. Some veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems. Others work in basic research, broadening our knowledge of animals and medical science, and in applied research, developing new ways to use knowledge.

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