What Does A Veterinarian Do?
Veterinarians diagnose and treat illnesses in animals. In addition, they provide advice to pet owners about how to keep their pets healthy.
How Do I Become A Veterinarian?
A doctorate in veterinary medicine is required to obtain this position. Typically, a veterinary program takes four-five years to complete. Most people already have a four-year bachelor’s degree before entering a veterinary program, although this isn’t always necessary. Some students may complete a number of pre-veterinary courses, then enroll in the veterinary medicine program.
What is the Average Salary For A Veterinarian?
High – 150,000
Median – 84,000
Low – 40,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Veterinarian?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Volunteer at an animal shelter!
What Is The Work Environment For A Veterinarian?
Veterinarians typically work in animal hospitals and clinics, while some do work in laboratories or for the government.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Veterinarian?
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada