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What do vets do?

A vet usually diagnoses and treats diseases that affect animals. There are three major divisions of vets; large animal vets, small animal vets and exotic animal vets. They also offer advice on how best to take care of animals.

Work Environment

Veterinarians in private or clinical practice often work long hours in a noisy indoor environment. Sometimes they have to deal with emotional or demanding pet owners. When working with animals that are frightened or in pain, veterinarians risk being bitten, kicked, or scratched.

Veterinarians in large-animal practice spend time driving between their office and farms or ranches. They work outdoors in all kinds of weather and may have to treat animals or perform surgery, under unsanitary condition

How to become a vet!

1. prepare for your career

2. graduate with a high education and see if you score high in the science department to see if it is right for you and get your bachelors degree then start preparing for grad school

3. complete veternarian school

4. pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam and state licensing board

5. intern for about 1 year before becoming a permanent vet

6. take the veterinarians oath, find a job, and be able to take care of animals and people. Then later you can try to get a better education!

Veterinarians Pay

In 2011, the average pay for a vet is $141,680 per year.

Occupational Outlook

Overall, a veterinarians job is highly favored. It is high in the ranks and you have to have a heart for animals to be one. A job is hard to find in this practice. You always have to do your best with every animal and care and love them.

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