Veterinarians


Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.
Also called: Associate Veterinarian, Equine Vet (Equine Veterinarian), Veterinarian (VET), Veterinary Medicine Doctor (DVM)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • American Data Systems PAWS Veterinary Practice Management
  • InformaVet ALIS-VET
    Data base user interface and query software
  • IDEXX Laboratories IDEXX VPM
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    doctoral degree
    professional degree
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