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Michelle Torres

on 19 May 2011

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Transcript of Veternarian

A veterinarian is a health care
provider for animals such as
mammals, amphibians, birds,
and reptiles when they 're not
well, sick, injured, or have
something wrong with them. A vet has an average of 40
hours per week. Veterinary College

-Each year there are about 6,000 applications
turned in and only 2,400 openings.

-It's really competitive to get into veterinary college,
one must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. What a vet does?

-blood tests
-x- rays
- discover diseases
- perform surgeries
- give medications
according to illness. - Small animal vets: Are
vets who provide care for animals such as cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits. -Large animal vets are
veterinarians who go to
farms looking after animals
such as goats, horses, cows,
and sheep. -Exotic animal veterinarians
who work at circuses or in
zoos taking care of animals
like elephants, tigers and giraffes. Vets for size: By: Michelle Torres Becoming a Veterinarian Questions to Dr. Coffman Q: Do you enjoy working as a vet?
A: Yes Q: How long did it take you to become a vet?
A: 2 years undergraduate and 4 years vet school. Q: What's the hardest part about being a vet?
A: Have to turn down a patient because can't afford it. Q: What's the funniest part of being a vet?
A: Seeing the puppies and kittens. Q: How often do you perform surgeries?
A: 4 days a week. Q: What is a common misconception people have
about what you do?
A: People think being a vet is playing with puppies
but it's sadness. (A vet is not an easy job!) What animal do you see the most?
A: Dogs and Cats. (Mainly dogs) Q: What percentage do the animals have of not
making it out of surgery?
A: Less than 1% Q: What time of year do you have lots of emergencies?
A. Summer time. Q: How many hours do you work a week?
A: About 45 hours Q: What advice would you offer to someone going
into the vet career?
A: Volunteer and try having fun, don't take too serious. Type of Vets Dental Vet:
• If an animal teeth or gums are in bad shape or in need of
cleaning, they would need to get taken to a vet with a career
of dental. Where a dental Vet would pre-med them, and make
their teeth bright as white. Grooming Vet:

• When an animal is in need of a cleanser, they would get taking to
a grooming vet which includes bathing, cliping nails, and trimming
fur. Surgery:

• This type of vet performs surgery if the animal is seriously injured of have any broken bones or need replacements. To be a good Vet: - Must be well educated - Have love for animals -Ability to communicate well
with owner's and staff's. - Ability to perfrom at a high
professional level. Veterinarian Salaries There were about about
59,700 jobs and 28 vetinary
schools in the U.S The End! x-rays Provide Medication Perform Surgery diseases / ticks What Vets Do?
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