Veterinarians

Addie Grace Akins

What do vets do? Veterinarians help animals and daily doctor check ups like humans. They diagnose and treat animals. There are companion vets, equine vets, food animal vets, food safety, and research vets.

Work environment? Most vets have buildings and their on places to work at. Some vets travel to where the animals are. A risk is that you can easily be bitten by an animal with a disease. Veterinarians usually work long hours.

How to become a vet? Veterinarians must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college and a state license. Sometimes you have to go through internships for a year. You must be able to work with animals.

Pay? The median annual wage for vets in the federal government was $85,170 in May 2012.

Job outlook? Vets are suspected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022. Demands for vets will grow rapidly in the future because of more and more people taking animals to the vet. In the past the vet job has slowed down.

Similar occupations? Agriculture and food scientist. Zoologist. Physicians and surgeons.

These are majority of things I will need to know when I job shadow a veterinarian.

Resources - http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ occupational outlook handbook

http://www.vet.utk.edu/departments/LACS/andersonsl... university of Tennessee

http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/admissions#.UwJxC2JdW... University of Auburn

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