Want to Become a Veterinarian?
Veterinarians are people who work with animals. This career is only a good job for people who love animals. 1. I love animals so this is my dream job. There are definitely some pros and cons. To become one you have to take certain courses in order to be a legal veterinarian. There are health risks, which go along with some of the cons. You’ll need to be able to communicate properly with others not only for their benefit but for yours as well.
There are many pros and cons that go along with being a veterinarian. One important advantage is the money. 11./14. “The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,530, and the top 10 percent earned more than $144,100” (Pay). More and more every year people are adopting animals due to the Animal Abuse Awareness commercials. 9. A disadvantage is the certain health risks. Veterinarians are exposed to chemicals, diseases and infections from the animals on a daily basis (Veterinarians). At any moment or any time while on the job, you are risking your health. An animal with a disease can bite you or even scratch you and could transfer the disease to your body. 13. There are very long hours and some veterinarians are on call 24/7. 8. Veterinarians are around sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable, such as noisy animals (Veterinarians). 3. You have to be able to work indoors when caring for small animals and outdoors when caring for large animals (Veterinarians).
In order to become a certified veterinarian, there are a few courses you need to take in college such as English, Medicine and Dentistry, Customer and Personal Service, Administration and Management, Mathematics, Sales and Marketing, Chemistry, and Biology. 5. You need to know the meaning of words; how to identify injuries, illnesses and defects; how to provide special services to customers based on their needs; how to manage the operations of a business, company, or group; understand the rules and uses of numbers including algebra, geometry, and statistics; how to advertise and sell products and services; the properties of substances and the changes that occur when they interact; how plants, animals, and living organisms function (Veterinary). 6. A school you might consider attending is in Norwich, Connecticut. 14. “The annual median wage of a veterinary technologist and technician working in Norwich, Conn. is $44,680, which is $14,390 more than the average pay in the profession” (America’s). “Veterinarians must complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine. There are currently 29 colleges with accredited programs in the United States. 15. Depending on the place you work determines what benefits you receive. Most organizations will allow paid sick leave and paid maternity leave. 4. Some organizations that will hire a veterinarian are the military and a government agency like the State Animal Health Agency. The military would hire...