What does a Veterinarian do?

Veterinarians diagnose, treat and help to prevent disease and injury in animals. The job duties of a veterinarian include examine sick and injured animals and perform diagnostic tests, examine tissue and samples from sick animals to identify the cause of disease or treat animals by using drugs, surgical procedures and nursing care.

Veterinarians may specialize in research into animal disease, disease control, animal hygiene, animal products, and meat quality, etc.

How to become a Veterinarian?

To become a veterinarian, you would require an accredited veterinary science degree. Alternatively, you can complete a relevant degree such as science, animal science or veterinary bioscience, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licensing is required.

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