Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Doctoral's Degree

Veterinarians are the animal experts—from pets to livestock. And their deep knowledge stems from research and development; they understand the whole animal. They use this expertise to diagnose, treat and research diseases and sustain animal life for years to come.

Also known as: Associate Veterinarian, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Emergency Veterinarian, Mixed Animal Veterinarian, Staff Veterinarian, Veterinary Medicine Doctor, Veterinary Surgeon
Learning Strategies
Personnel Management
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Examine animals to determine the nature and cause of diseases and injuries
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds or performing surgery
Operate radiographic and ultrasound equipment and interpret results
Provide counsel to animal owners
Research diseases and illnesses related to animals
Educate the public about animal health, diseases and impact
Establish or conduct quarantine or testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans
Meet Samantha
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"I think the piece that sometimes gets missed or that people don't think about before going into vet school is communication is so important. Whether you're going into practice or you're working at a company, you really have to be able to speak up for animals who can't speak for themselves."
B.S. Biology, DVM Veterinary Medicine, MBA Marketing

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