Career Spotlight

Veterinarian

At a GlanceVeterinarian at Work
Veterinarians treat animal health problems. They work to prevent, control, and cure animal diseases. 





Quick Facts: Veterinarians
Wages Earn $92,490 per year
Employment Medium occupation
10-Year Growth Faster than average
Annual Openings Moderate


Preparation Veterinarian at Work

A veterinarian typically needs to:
•have a high school diploma or equivalent
•complete at least 2 years of pre-veterinary study
•graduate from a veterinary medicine school
•pass a state licensing exam


Working Conditions 
In a typical work setting, veterinarians:

-Have a high level of social contact. They talk with animal owners and other animal health workers.
-Are exposed to contaminants daily, such as chemicals.
-Must be exact in their work. Errors or omissions could seriously endanger the health and safety of animals.
-Generally have a set schedule each week.



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