Veterinary Career Exploration: A Dream Career

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Veterinary Career Exploration Everyone has this one thing: a dream job. But what is a dream job? According to Karin Volo, ¨a dream job is doing what you absolutely love to do, that supports the lifestyle you choose to have¨ (What is a Dream Job?). I chose be a vet for my career exploration because it is my dream job. I love working with animals and it is one of my favorite things to do. Animals are so much better than people and this is gonna explain all the things about being a vet, starting with a personal reflection. Then it will lead into talking about the career and the job outlook, followed by the education and skills. Then last but not least, is the salary and the location of the career. I chose to do my career exploration on a vet …show more content…
After that, the student must “complete an accredited veterinary program and pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination”(2014) and be licensed. If the student is not licensed and don’t have a certain amount of time on the field then that student is going nowhere because nobody wants a rookie or an unlicensed vet doing surgery on their dog. So in all, the student could take up to about eight years in school and getting licensed before they could actually start working on real animals in a real animal hospital. That is okay though, because that gives the student time to work on their skills needed to be a vet. A veterinarian must have compassion and interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills are skills that have to do with getting along with other people. An example would be attitude, communication, and listening skills. Those are all interpersonal skills. Other skills a vet must also have are management skills, decision making skills, and problem solving skills. If there is a huge chance the animal won’t make it, then it is up to the vet whether or not the animal gets put down and that is a big decision but if they have good problem solving skills then the vet might be able to save the animal. The same with equipment. If the equipment …show more content…
There are Companion Animal Veterinarians, Equine Veterinarians, Research Veterinarians, and Food Animal Veterinarians. The veterinarians that work in a animal hospitals or clinics, which is a Companion Animal Vet, gets paid about forty dollars an hour. That is definitely a perk to the job but it is not just about the money. The annual wage for a vet would be about $84,460 as of May 1012. Then any vets working for the government gets paid about $85,170 a year. The high wages are definitely a benefit but the vets might also get the chance to travel around the world and help many different kinds of animals. That would be a once in a lifetime experience and sometimes the vets gets to choose what animal they want to work on. The greatest benefit of all though, is turning the tables and helping animals that once helped you. Animals make people feel better all the time, so it would be great to turn that around and make the animal feel better in their own home, if you can get a house call vet. If not then you will have to take it to the

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