The Characteristics Of Being A Veterinarian

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1.Being a veterinarian is every child’s dream; or at least it was mine. When I was younger, my uncle performed an emergency surgery to save my dog that had been run over. After that, I knew that there was no other career that would satisfy me. The days I get to spend with my uncle at his small animal clinic in Dallas along with those spent at my cousin’s large animal clinic in a more rural area are among my most favored days. Watching them dedicate their time and effort to caring for and helping injured or sick animals is something I envy. I hope that one day I will be able to do what they do and receive just as much, if not more, satisfaction from it. 5In order to become a veterinarian, you must first have an adequate education. “Veterinary …show more content…
Problem-solving skills are one of the more obvious skills that you will need since your job is to solve problems in animals. Decision-making skills are also very important so the right decision can be made whether it is in treating the animal, or sadly enough, having to euthanize it. Interpersonal skills are needed when speaking to owners of the animals and communicating their issues and possible procedures. Also, management skills are necessary in order to run a successful business. 11There are numerous satisfactions that come with being a veterinarian. One of the main ones is being able to work with animals. Furthermore, being able to help not only the animals, but also their owners brings moral satisfaction. Similarly, this job would bring financial gratification: the salary that would be earned would provide a comfortable life (Veterinarians Bureau). Having the right traits for this career will ensure that the moral and financial benefits of this career will be …show more content…
In 2012, “seventy-four percent of veterinarians were in the veterinary services industry” (Veterinarians Bureau). Other positions include teaching at colleges and universities, laboratories, and in the government. Eighteen percent of veterinarians are self-employed (Veterinarians Bureau). 17There are also several organizations that veterinarians can be members of. These include, but are not limited to, The American Kennel Club, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Humane Society of the United States (Veterinarians Oklahoma Career). These organizations work with vets to help them grow and develop in their

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