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Facts about A Veterinarian

Prospective veterinarians must complete a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Typically, a doctorate in veterinary medicine takes four years to complete. Of these four years, three are spent on classroom training where students take courses in animal anatomy and physiology.

A veterinarian is a medical professional who protects the health and well-being of both animals and people. They diagnose and control animal diseases and treat sick and injured animals. They also advise owners on proper care of their pets and livestock.

Medical scrubs worn by nurses and doctors are common in both the educational and professional veterinary settings. To add variety to their day-to-day uniform, vet techs may wear patterned tops or styles with breast pockets to hold supplies.

The national median earnings for the category of all veterinarians was $82,040 in May 2012, according to a salary survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Private practice vets had median earnings of $90,000 per year according to a 2009 AVMA report.Nov 3, 2017

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