Veterinarians provide care for companion animals, livestock, animals in zoos, lab animals and working animals. They also manage and maintain support staff including back office teams, technicians, and veterinary nurses. Veterinary careers can be highly rewarding, but they can also be competitive and can require a considerable education investment.
Obtaining a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and passing a licensing exam can require more than eight years of post-secondary education. This career may be perfect for you if you love animals and have plenty of patience and academic determination. Learn more by checking out this veterinary occupation overview.