How to become a veterinarian

Diagnose and treat the health and well-being of all animals. 


What does a veterinarian do?

Veterinarians work with animals. They diagnose animals and work to treat and prevent their diseases. They also patch up animals after injuries and offer advice for preventative care to animals owners.

Duties and tasks

  • Advising on preventing the occurrence and spread of diseases among animals.
  • Giving advice to animal owners on care and treatment and answering questions as needed.
  • Inspecting animals to determine the cause of disease or injury.
  • Performing autopsies on deceased animals.
  • Performing surgery or other medical procedures on animals.
  • Prescribing medications for animals diseases and administering these medications as needed.
  • Setting animals broken bones or otherwise attending to injuries.

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