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Being a Veterinarain

Being a veterinarian is all I have ever wanted to do ever since I first knew about it.

Everyday doings in a Veterinarian's life.

On a regular day, veterinarians check up on animals to see of they are sick or injured. Some veterinarians travel from the office to farms and ranches to inspect the animals. Veterinarians are required to inspect animals, prescribe medication, perform surgery, euthanize, treat wounds, diagnose medical conditions, treat medical conditions, use medical equipment properly, preform vaccinations, and advise animal owners. For a regular check up on an animal such as a dog, a veterinarian weighs the dog, gives it the necessary shots and/or vaccinations, looks at its ears and eyes, looks at their teeth, feels their bones, and looks for flee or ticks. If their is nothing wrong the vet. will say that their healthy or perfectly fine. On the other hand if their is something wrong the vet. will inform you and tell you the appropriate actions to take to get your pet back to normal.

In order to become a vet. you have to take many science classes, such as, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, zoology, microbiology, and animal science. The majority of programs offered in collages also require math, humanists, and social science courses. All of this is just to get your bachelors degree and it usually takes up to 4 years to complete. In addition to all of those classes you must also have animal anatomy,disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment,and 3 years of classroom, laboratory, and clinical work in order to get your doctorates degree and start working as an official veterinarian. This is typically an additional 4 years.

Before getting an actual job you have to get certified by passing the states individual examination. Each state has a different examination. Veterinarians working for the state or federal government may not have to have a state license since what they demand as a job is different.

Veterinarians get paid an average of about $40.61 an hour, $84,460 per year. For starting out vets the salary is about $23,000 a year. The salary increases about $3,000 a year. There is around 1,621 veterinary jobs right now available; all of which are in the United States.

I have worked for 15 years to become a vet. it is on my mind every day. It's the reason I fight through the hard times, it's my single and most important goal in my life. Nothing compares to the moment that I made my decision to become a vet. I feel that I was born to do it, that's my purpose in life to help animals, it always has been and always will be.  It's not just words to me, and it's more than a promise, it's a guarantee. This job will never die for me and I will never truly work while I am a veterinarian because I will cherish every moment that I can.

Being a veterinarian may appeal to other people because it pays well, you get to spend all of your time with animals, and you get discounts on vet. bills. While being a veterinarian you don't just take care of dogs and cats, you help all animals. There are different fields a veterinarian can study. Zoology, where they take care of zoo animals, wildlife vets that rescue injured wild animals, reptile vets that specialize in snakes and lizards, marina vets that take care of water animals including fish, bird vets that specialize in birds, and the list continues. These are all other careers that use the same skills to be a regular vet.


American Veterinary Medicine Association

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