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Veterinarian

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Veterinarian
What does a Veterinarian do?
As a veterinarian, you diagnose, treat, or even research medical conditions and diseases in all sorts of animals.
Types of Veterinarians
Exotic animal vets see animals like monkeys, iguanas, ferrets, and pigs.
Large animal vets see farm animals like cows and sheep.
Equine vets treat horses.
Holistic vets see more house pets like cats and dogs.
Specialist
cardiology (treating the heart)
oncology (treating cancer)
dermatology (treating skin)
surgery
dental care
nutrition
History
chinese writing about diseases of horses, oxen, and buffalo that date back to 2,500 B.C.
Indian art that was 4,000 years old shows men caring for horses and elephants.
ancient egyptian’s art shows their concern with the health of their cattle and dogs.
in 1598 Italian Carlo Ruini wrote “ Anatomy of a Horse” and it was considered the first modern work in Veterinary Medicine.
Licensing
All states require a Veterinarian to be licensed in order to practice in a private clinic.
To get a license, you must go through college and get a D.V.M. from a certified and approved college of veterinary medicine. You must also pass one or more of the national examinations, as well as an examination in the state you plan to practice.
Most states will not allow you to be licensed in two states. In order to get licensed in a different state you must go through the licensing process over again. So , when choosing the state you get your license in make sure it is one you plan to stay in for a while.
Salary
the average was $68,910 in 2005.
Salaries for vets working in the government was $81,370 in 2005.
median pay is $82,040 a year and $39.44 per hour.
Fun Facts
United States veterinarians care for 52 million dogs, 11.7 million birds, and more than 7 million other pets.
The Greeks called veterinarians “hippiaroi” which means horse doctor.
In the middle ages in Europe, many people believed sick animals were possessed by evil spirits. They developed superstitions like the idea that hanging a horseshoe above the barn would protect the animals in it from demons. Some people today still believe horseshoes are lucky.
There is a such thing as dog braces.
American humorist Will Rogers said “ Personally, I have always felt that the best doctor is a vet. He can’t ask the patient what’s the matter. He’s just got to know.”
Dr. Daniel Salmon was the first chief of federal Bureau of Animal Industry created by congress in 1884 to battle animal disease. He was also the first in U.S history to receive a D.V.M. He discovered salmonella, a disease causing germ that was named after him.
Dr. Daniel Salmon
Dr. Nathaniel Lushington was born in 1869. He earned his degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1897 becoming the first African American Veterinary School graduate in the world.
Dr. Nathaniel Lushington
Dr. Cooper Curtice
Dr. Cooper Curtice was laughed at by his colleagues in 1890 when he suggested that ticks were spreading texas fever, which was killing cattle all over the country. He was right and the epidemic was stopped.
Dr. Alfreda J. Webb
Dr. Alfreda J. Webb was African American Woman to graduate from a Veterinary school.She graduated from Tuskegee University in Alabama in 1949. She practice and taught in Alabama and New York for forty years and died in 1994.
Dr. W. Jean Dodds
Dr. W. Jean Dodds was a specialist in animal blood diseases and founder of Hemopet, the first nonprofit national blood bank program based in Irvine, California.
Dr. Martin Fettman
Dr. Martin Fettman was the first veterinarian in space. He served in space shuttle “Columbia” during his Life Sciences-2 mission in 1993. He would perform gravity test on laboratory rats.
Dr. Shirley Johnson
Dr. Shirley Johnson was the leader in vet education and has trained more than 10,000 vets in 11 countries and 5 continents. she has wrote hundreds of articles for medical journals.
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