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Working as a Veterinarian

A veterinarian takes care of the health of animals, treats injuries and diseases by prescribing veterinary medicine or through conducting veterinary surgery. Veterinarians care for and improve animal health by diagnosing and treating diseases such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, arthritis, respiratory diseases and many other diseases that animals can face.

Pets are generally treated by veterinarians working in a private clinical practice or animal hospital.  They treat animals in exactly the same manner that doctors and surgeons provide treatment for humans. Typically, veterinarians look after cats and dogs (as these are the most popular pets in the United States) but they also treat other animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians and other mammals.

As well as household pets, a number of private veterinarians treat farm animals working with pigs, cattle and sheep that are typically reared as a food source.  Some other animals also have specialist veterinarians, for example an equine veterinarian usually works exclusively with horses. On farms and ranches, veterinarians spend much of their time treating diseases and injuries and vaccinating against diseases. They will also advise owners and managers on feeding, accommodation and general health practices.

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