I need help with a report on Vetinarians.Can you help me?
I need to know Some of the following, I have some imformation on the occupation, but me and my partner are confused because different sources say different things:
What are the Job Duties of a Vet?
How much does a vey make that works for another vet? How much does a vet make if they own their own clinic?
Is it salary of hourly pay?
Do you need to take anything in high school?
Do they look at your GPA, SAT scores, ACT scores, ect..
How many years in collage? In vet school?
Do you need to take a state test, did you need to renew your lisence every year?
What is the jod enviroment? Do you travel? Relocate? Work with others?
IS there a dress code? Do you have to be physically fit? Do you have to be a certain age...ect?
Is there any other jobs you can do with the education you received in collage and the degree you earned if you don't like your job?
Is this job demanding, IS is it easy to find a job, Can you find this job in any state?
If you can give me additional info me and partner would be grateful.
Asked By: .:Skylar.: - 5/26/2007
Although veterinarians in many countries may have been awarded with doctoral degrees and receive extensive training in veterinary medical practice, there are many career fields open to those with veterinary degrees other than clinical practice. Those that do work in clinical settings often practice medicine in specific fields, such as companion animal or "pet" medicine, livestock medicine, equine medicine (e.g. sport, race track, show, rodeo), laboratory animal medicine, reptile medicine, or ratite medicine or they may specialize in medical disciplines such as surgery, dermatology or internal medicine, after post-graduate training and certification.
Many veterinarians pursue post-graduate training and enter research careers and have contributed many advances in many human and veterinary medical fields, including pharmacology. Research veterinarians were the first to isolate oncoviruses, Salmonella species, Brucella species, and various other pathogenic agents. Veterinarians were in the fore-front in the effort to suppress malaria and yellow fever in the United States, and a veterinarian was the first to note disease caused by West Nile Virus in New York zoo animals. Veterinarians determined the identity of the botulism disease-causing agent; produced an anticoagulant used to treat human heart disease; and developed surgical techniques for humans, such as hip-joint replacement, and limb and organ transplants.
Like physicians, veterinarians must make serious ethical decisions about their patients' care. For example, there is ongoing debate within the profession over the ethics of performing declawing of cats and docking or cropping tails and ears, as well as "debarking" dogs and in the housing of sows in gestation crates.
Education and regulation
According to the US Department of Labor, only 1 in 3 applicants were accepted into a veterinary program in 2002. Prerequisites for admission include the undergraduate studies listed under veterinary medicine and extensive veterinary and other animal-related experience (typically about 1000 or more hours combined). The average veterinary medical student has an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and a GRE score of approximately 1350. US graduates are awarded either a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or the less common Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree, depending upon the traditions of the veterinary school. Veterinary school lasts for four years just like human medicine programs, with at least one year being dedicated to clinical rotations. After completion of the national board examination, some newly-accredited veterinarians choose to pursue residencies or internships in certain (usually more competitive) fields.
There are some inconsistencies concerning the titles awarded upon completion of veterinary studies. In Great Britain and Ireland, a qualified veterinary surgeon merely holds a Bachelor's Degree (BVSc). In continental Europe und other regions adhering to the Bologna regulations of university education, the graduate is awarded a Master's Degree (MVM) that allows him/her to practice clinically. In these regions, the Doctorate (Dr. med. vet. or DVM) is a postgraduate title that requires the writing of an original scientific research thesis. This can sometimes cause confusion when comparing the North American DVM title to the European DVM.
There is some reciprocal international recognition of veterinary degrees. For example:
Veterinarians graduating from AVMA (North American accredited universities), (e.g. Glasgow, Royal Veterinary College, Sydney, Massey, Murdoch, Melbourne, etc.) may work in the USA after passing the NAVLE, a veterinary licensing exam taken by all American veterinarians. Graduates from these Universities are granted a BVSc degree which has been accredited in the US and Canadia and is equivalent to the DVM and VMD degrees.
Non-AVMA accredited university graduates must also sit a week long Clinical Proficiency Examination in order to work in the USA.
In the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth nations, a veterinary surgeon is an animal practicioner regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. This legislation restricts the treatment of animals in the UK to qualified veterinary surgeons only, with certain specific exceptions, including physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, on the under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon. Various alternative medicine therapies (such as homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine) can only be performed by a veterinary surgeon.
In the United States veterinarians in private practice earn an average salary of $66,590 per year, while those working for the US government average $78,769 per year (2004 Bureau of Labor Statistics data). More recent data from the American Veterinary Medical Association reports median earnings of $77,500-$98,500, for all types of private, public, and corporate veterinarians. Most veterinarians are paid based on production, rather than a straight salary, so earnings can vary based on type of practice, location of practice, and even the season of the year.
The economic outlook for newly graduated veterinarians is clouded by the high debt level carried by many graduates, as the cost of veterinary medical education rises. As in other medical fields, new veterinarians tend to concentrate in urbanized areas and economic competition is limiting post-graduate opportunities in private practice. On the other hand, veterinarians are able to set-up successful new practices in established markets by providing special services such as an emergency and critical care clinics for pets and mobile veterinary clinics or by obtaining advanced training and certification in specialty fields of medicine. More than 3,800 veterinarians in the USA currently work at veterinary schools where they participate in research and teach vet students; teaching is another career path for a veterinarian.
Answered By: BRONx - 5/26/2007