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Transcript of Veterinarian
What do Vets do?
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health.
They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
Most vets work in private clinics and/or specialize in specific fields such as:
Small animals (dogs, cats, etc.)
Large animals (cows, pigs, etc.)
Some of the schools that offer Veterinarian Medicine are:
Oklahoma State University
Iowa State University
Ohio State University
Texas A&M University
Colorado State University
Kansas State University
Michigan State University
Once you are admitted into Vet school there are much more classes that you are required to take, these include:
Animal anatomy and physiology
Disease prevention, diagnostic, and treatment
General business management
Career development class
In-depth courses on specific animal species and body systems
Education to become a Vet
There are certain classes that you have to take in your first four years of college to be able to qualify for Vet school such as:
Social Sciences courses
Education to become a Vet cont..
The average Vet completes 4 ½ years of undergraduate education.
Then in veterinary school, vets complete a 4-year education that is equal to what medical school students receive and take.
Most programs include 3 years of classroom, laboratories, and clinical work which most students usually spend the final year of the 4-year program doing clinical rotations in a veterinary medical center or hospital
Once graduated, vets receive a DVM or VMD, depending on the state
Some vets go on to seek additional training in the form of an internship (usually a year) and/or a residency (about 2-3 years)
Education to become a Vet cont..
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For 2013-2014, one year of veterinarian school tuition plus average living costs ranged from $40,000 to $85,000.
Some students can defuse some of the costs through scholarships or private means.
The average veterinary graduates with over $160,000 in debt.
Starting a Business
Specialties in the Fields
In 2010, 61,000 vets held jobs in the United States.
Nine percent of those 61,000 were recorded as self employed.
Although, employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022.
In private practice, the demand for veterinarians will increase because more people are expected to take their pets for visits.
There also will be employment growth in fields related to food and animal safety, disease control, and public health.
As the population grows, more vets will be needed to inspect the food and to ensure animal and human health.
Fields within Veterinary Practice:
2) Animal Welfare
4) Emergency & Critical Care
5) internal Medicine:
6) Laboratory Animal Medicine
8)Sports Medicine & Rehadilitation
b) Soft Tissue surgery
The best-paid veterinarians earned $144,100 while the lowest-paid earned $51,530.
Vets working in the scientific research development services, pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing and wholesale electronic markets tend to be among the highest paid.
Some of these duties include:
Use medical equipment like x-ray machines
Veterinarians have many responsibilities to adhere to such as:
comforting owners when their animal has to be put down.
keeping patient confidentiality.
transfer treatment records to colleagues when a client switches to another veterinarian, and to maintain professional and courteous relationships with colleagues.
Graduates can begin practicing once they receive their license. Although, some pursue further education and training.
Some new veterinary graduates enter 1-year internship programs to gain more experience which allow the graduates to gain valuable experience for those who apply for competitive or better paying positions or preparation for a certification program.
Veterinarians work with all kinds of people. They have to communicate with pet owners, other veterinarians, animal inspectors, laboratory technicians, and others.
Compassion is an essential skill that's needed both toward the animals they treat and the owners.
One needs good decision making skills so that they can choose the appropriate treatment methods.
They need good interpersonal skills for communicating with animal’s owners, staff members, and colleagues.
Problem solving skills and manual dexterity are also important factors.
The cost to start up your own veterinarian practice is huge responsibility to take on. One must be dedicated and be sure they know what the benefits and set backs are for the start up.
The start-up cost depends on many things such as:
Location of Occupation
Size of the clinic
Drugs and hospital supplies
The average total start-up costs is about $181,000.
The Typical work schedule of a Veterinarian
Animals like dogs, cats, reptiles, cats, etc..
• Perform surgery
Treat and dress wounds
• Set fractures
• Diagnose animals with health problems
• Discuss with the owners about proper feeding, breeding, and behavior
Animals like horses and cows mostly.
Test and vaccinate for disease
Provide and maintain the health of food animals
Treat & dress wounds, set fractures, and perform surgery
Discuss with owners about proper production, feeding, and housing issues
Autoclaves & Sterilizers
Most Veterinarians do a 2-year internship with another vet in order to gain more experience and sometimes specialize in a certain area.
Other times they usually get experience during their college years.
Danger of the job as in you could possibly die treating an animal.
Knowing you gave back and helped an animal in need.
Cost v Pay
The average new vet carries about $150,000 in debt and can expect to earn a median income of about $65,000 for their first year of work.
Danger of the Job
When working with animals that are frightened or in pain, veterinarians risk being bitten, kicked, and scratched.
In addition, veterinarians working with diseased animals risk being infected by the disease.
In a private clinic the veterinarians focus mainly on a specific species. For example horses or pigs.
In a public clinic the veterinarians treat a broad range of animals such as dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and fish.
The top paying metropolitan areas:
• Cape Coral, Florida- average salary-$166,840
• Visalia, California- average salary-$147,660
• Palm Coast, Florida- average salary-$147,350
• San Francisco- $138,050
• New Haven, Connecticut- $136,680