Essay about Veterinarian Medicine

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VETERINARIAN
MEDICINE

By: Emma O’Connor

WHY VETERINARIAN?
I have grown up around animals my whole life
I have always felt the need to help, especially animals. I have had experience with the field of veterinarian medicine and

DAILY DUTIES OF A VET
Administer vaccines, health check-ups, clean teeth, fix bones, treat skin infections and perform surgeries.
Inspect living spaces
Some vets specialize in particular diseases or conditions and may be consulted only in special cases
Have to put down animals when they get old or sick
Specifically there are small animal vets, large animal vets, and mixed practice vets, and they all do different things

SALARY
The BLS reports that vets earned a median salary of 84,460 in 2012

JOB OUTLOOK
Employment of vets is projected to grow 12% from
2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations SCHOOLING
Veterinarians have to go to school a total of 8 years
Four years of undergraduate and four years of graduate
Go to veterinarian school (grad school) in order to get Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine degree
After earning DVM, aspiring vets must become licensed by passing the North American Licensing Exam

AFTER GRAD SCHOOL
Once licensed I plan on working alongside other veterinarians at a local vet clinic by my house.
I also would like to volunteer at a local animal shelter Animal
Adoption Foundation.

IT’S WHAT I LOVE
I find that the field of veterinarian medicine is interesting because it is like a puzzle trying to figure…