Being a veterinarian is more than just treating sick animals! Providing great customer service, assisting with the personal and professional development of colleagues and nursing staff, consoling owners and assisting in the development of a sustainable business are just a handful of the activities that Veterinarians are expected to do today.
When a graduate Veterinarian finishes at university they have been trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent health problems in not only pets, but native wildlife, exotic animals, and domestic livestock. Once qualified a veterinarian can enjoy an above average salary.
There are two main duties of a veterinarian. One to examine and assess the illness or injury suffered by the animal, then to decide on a possible treatment. And two, to educate and medicate animals with preventative treatments such as vaccines, training, dietary advice, and more.
To assist in diagnosis, the collection and examination of tissues, faeces, blood, urine and other fluids is often carried out. They treat their patients using a range of general medical techniques, such as vaccination, acupuncture and/or surgery.