Careers - Work With Cats

    Veterinarian

    VeterianianVeterinarians (vets) diagnose and treat sick and injured animals. Some work in a general practice and treat all kinds of animals, but some specialize in cats or other animals such as dogs or horses.

    Veterinarians must be able to communicate with animals, and their owners, in a patient, sensitive and sympathetic way. They must recognize symptoms of diseases, and be able to advise a course of treatment. Good surgical skills are a necessity.

    A lot of training is required in order to become a licensed veterinarian. You must have an interest in, and excel at, courses related to science, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. You should possess a high level of scientific ability, and have the commitment to undertake lengthy and continual training. You must graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree veterinary from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, and will need to be licensed to order to practice. Continuing education is important, so a veterinarian must constantly update their knowledge by attendance at seminars and symposiums where they can learn the latest advances in treatment of diseases.

    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed a series of presentations for grades K-12 to explain veterinary careers in the classroom. Presentations are available for grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12.


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