Every living being has the equal right to survive on earth along with the human being. Very few people realize this thought process and respect the survival of other beings. Animals equally deserve to survive and be treated like they are supposed to be. If you second to this thought, this field is the best you can be in.
Veterinary is one field that requires utter love, care, and compassion for animals. If you love science and animals at the same time, veterinary science is the career you got to be.
Veterinary is nothing but a branch of medicine that basically deals with finding, cure, prevention of animals and looking after their wellness or diseases.
What Veterinary Doctors do?
Veterinarians or commonly known as ‘Vets’ are principally animal doctors who diagnose, treat and prescribe treatments for animals. They have the knowledge of the where how of animals and their bodily functions and cure them accordingly. Humans have doctors and likewise, Veterinarians or Vets are doctors for animals.
Types of Veterinary Doctors
The veterinary field has many options to choose from. One can choose a career as a Veterinarian in any of the following specializations:
Companion Animal Veterinarians: They usually work in private hospitals or have their own clinics.
Equine Doctors: They mostly work with horses and provide the necessary care and treatment to them.
Food animal Veterinarians: A food Veterinarian treats the illness and injuries of farm animals like pig, cattle, ships and literate the farm owners about their foods and other health practices.
Food safety and Inspection Veterinarians: Vets in these departments are generally involved in the research of finding and preventing diseases that are transmissible among animals and between animals and humans and do a research on it.
Work Environment of Veterinarians
Veterinarians have to deal with animals and birds and hence their work environment is around animals. Most of the vets work in private hospitals or have their own clinic. Others have to work on the field or have to travel to places where the animal or bird is. Some work with laboratories or also with the government.
Veterinarians whose work nature includes food safety or inspection have to travel to farms or slaughterhouses and food processing plants to inspect the health of the animals and ensure the necessary safety.
Veterinarians who conduct research primarily work in the laboratories or closed settings. They spend most of the time dealing with people than animals.
The work environment of a Veterinary doctor is very stressful. As a Vet, one has to deal with sick and injured animals and sometimes anxious owners too. Animals are unpredictable and can sometimes be noisy and uncontrollable.
While working with animals, they are frightened or are in pain, so, in that case, they might get bitten by the counterpart, kicked or scratched. In addition to this, Vets working with animals who have disease might be at a risk of being infected the disease.
Veterinary doctors don’t have fixed scheduled hours of working and sometimes have to extend it too. Emergency cases most of the times are during the night and the Vet might have to go to that place and solve the problem. Many times they also have to work on the weekends too.
Qualifications required being a Veterinary Doctor
To be a Veterinary Doctor one has to opt for Science immediately after 10th Standard and also complete 12th Grade in Science.
Some of the Bachelor’s Courses are:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
Sc. in Animal Genetics and Breeding
Sc. in Animal Production & Management
Sc. in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology
Sc. in Veterinary Medicine, Public Health & Hygiene
One can also go for the Doctorate after the completion if Master’s Degree. They are:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology
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