The country's 55,410 veterinarians made an average $91,250 per year as of May 2011, according to the BLS. However, annual pay ranged from $50,480 to $141,680 per year. Veterinarians diagnose and treat pets and animals on farms, ranches, zoos, racetracks and laboratories.
Veterinarian: Tools of the Trade. Medical equipment - Veterinarians use many of the same tools that medical doctors that work on people do. These include stethoscopes, surgical instruments, and diagnostic equipment (x-ray machines, ultrasound equipment, etc.).