Veterinarians BY: Aaliyah martinez

Nature of Work

A Veterinarian is a doctor for animals, they treat injured or ill animals. They use many different types of medical equipment including surgical tools and x-ray and ultrasound machines. They provide a service to animals like a physician does to a human. They examine animals, treat and dress wounds, perform surgery, prescribe medication, euthanize animals, etc.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement

The education required to be a Veterinarian is to earn a Doctor of Veterinary medicines. The special training required is to have had an internship or residency programs to gain specialized training. Working with animals on a farm, at a stable, or in an animal shelter.


Veterinarians work conditions can be emotionally stressful. When working with animals that are frightened or in pain they risk being bitten, kicked, and scratched.

Job Outlook

There is a 9% possibility for employment in this area. No there is not a need for this job, we have about 78,300 people already employed.

Projections Data

The projections percentages for employment in this area is 19%.


Potential earnings for a Veterinarian would be about $88,490 per year.

Related Occupations

• Agricultural and Food Scientists

• Animal Care and Service Workers

• Medical Scientists

• Physicians and Surgeons

• Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

• Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

• Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists


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