Explore Careers Think Career Profile Veterinarian Holland Code: Think Only a person who loves a challenge would take on patients who can't tell them where it hurts. Anonymous In A Nutshell I examine sick animals to diagnose diseases and health problems. I perform medical treatments like vaccinations and surgeries to treat illnesses and injuries. I talk to clients about how to feed, house, breed, and handle their animals to keep them healthy. Swipe Potential Salary Range $75,000 - $100,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories I treat most patients in the clinic, where our staff can help keep things clean and under control. I also travel to clients’ farms when I do business calls, which can be loud, messy, and exciting! Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Determine what injuries or illnesses an animal has Perform preventative and curative treatment Create medical instruction schedules for customers to follow at home Perform emergency surgeries and procedures Plan and guide veterinary research Make sure customers are following government regulations Education & Training A university degree is required, plus a four-year specialized Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. 100all Job Outlook As long as there are animals, there will be veterinarians to keep them healthy. Large animal vets are in higher demand in rural areas where animals are raised for food. Related School Subjects Science Health Education Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Animals Medicine Welfare Livestock Important Skills Analytical Thinking I’m always using reasoning and logic to figure out what is making an animal sick. Artboard 32@5x Problem Solving Once I know what illness or injury I’m dealing with, I have to create a solution to make them better. Decision Making There are lots of different ways I could help and treat an animal. I have to decide which treatment I think will be the most successful while under pressure and in a timely manner. interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal Whether I'm working with livestock owners, farmers, or ranchers, they're all my customers and I need to be able to communicate with them professionally. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Working with Animals Helps Others Working in a Small Business Independent Work Similar Careers Veterinarian Technologist Livestock Groomer & Technician Agriculture & Food Inspector Dietitian Helpful Links Dr. Jeff Pelton - Large Animal Veterinarian A Career in Veterinary Medicine Vet Jobs Canada snapAG- Animal Welfare or Rights snapAG- Animal Breeding snapAG- Antibiotics: What and Why? snapAG- Farm Animals snapAG- Vaccines Career Glossary Preventative Curative Regulations References Veterinarian. (No Date). Veterinarian in Canada. (2019). Veterinarian. (2020). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.