Veterinarians take care of animals. They treat sick or injured animals by giving medication, setting bones, or performing surgery. Most vets work in offices or hospitals. Some travel to farms, or work in labs, or zoos.


Veterinarians need:

· to be able to communicate with people and animals

· to have excellent decision making skills

· problem solving skills

· have empathy for patients

· to be detail oriented


A vet requires a doctoral degree which takes 8-10 years. Many vets choose a biological or physical science bachelor degree, and then start their veterinary medicine program. Vets also need to take an exam to get their veterinarian license.


Veterinarians use technical equipment like x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI technology to take care of animals. They also use computers for entering data.

Salary/Job Outlook

The average salary for a veterinarian is $95,460. New job opportunities are likely in the future due to many people having pets.