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A Career in Veterinary Medicine

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I am doing my research paper on being a Veterinarian. I have a strong passion for animals. I have been volunteering at an animal shelter for almost 6 years. I enjoy working with animals and also training them. I would love to pursue my career in this because it is something I can see myself doing for the rest of my life.
Veterinarians diagnose animal health problems. They vaccinate against diseases. They also treat wounds and medicate suffering animals with infections. They examine animals and determine what disease or infection they might have. They also educate people on diseases that can spread from animals to humans. Some of the medical equipment they use are stethoscopes, surgical instruments and diagnostic equipment. Some veterinarians work with human scientists to help research ways to treat various human health problems. (How to Become a Veterinarian.)
Animals have been greatly expandable and used for economic value. They have been used for food, shelter and transportation for many years. Before the 1950’s most veterinarians focused more on livestock because there were not many other animals. It was much easier to kill injured or dying animals, than to treat them back then. In the 1900’s almost everyone worked on farms. People were not willing to spend the money to keep their pets healthy so there were very few pets in the 1950’s. One of the first schools that only studied veterinary medicine was founded in Lyon, France by Claude Bourgelat in 1761. Bourgelat did not want to have students in his school that already had training in human medical science, he focused more on teaching people that had no experience. This school found ways to treat livestock diseases and advance the cause of public health. (Careers in Veterina...

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...ents. It is an opportunity to continue education. You also receive advanced training in a variety of specialties. (Career as a Veterinary Technician)
Some Vets say that it is important to start off with something small like veterinary assisting. This helps you on learning how to run your own business someday. Veterinary technologist do allot and this job is very popular. They do everything except surgeries, prescribe drugs and make official diagnoses. A veterinary technologist says “I always thought I wanted to go all the way and earn a DVM, but now I’m not sure. I love this career just as it is, and I need the break from school!” A veterinary assistant usually just takes orders from everyone else. They do the little things like hold the animals still while getting a shot, and giving an extra set of hands to the vets and vet techs. (Career in Veterinary Medicine.)
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