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Veterinary Medicine

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The best thing to do is to take you're guinea pig to the vet. But, on our guinea pigs we use a special ointment very similar to Neosporin that is actually meant for dogs, but is great for small animals to use as well. Our brand is called tritop, I'm not sure if every vet uses the same brand (I'm ass…
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You should never give Tylenol to a dog, regardless of the formulation or dose - dogs are not small humans and do not react well to human medications. Even a small dose of Tylenol can be fatal for a dog, and this goes for all the different versions including children's Tylenol, Tylenol arthritis, Tyl…
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Contact your state veterinary licensing board. Often they will have a website with a disciplinary action summary that will list all veterinarians who have been disciplined for improper practice, failure to attain continuing education, etc etc. You can also check with the better business bureau to s…
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I'm not sure if an expert would agree wiyh this. But when my dog broke her front leg, I supported the broken area with a flat piece of wood. Then I wrapped it up tightly a couple of times. Her leg healed within a month in a half. She is still running fine today. 2nd answer: having experience in a ve…
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Answer According to a survey from 2000 the average salary of Canadian veterinarians in their first two years of practice after college earned between $37,000 and $49,000 (Canadian dollars per year). It depended heavily on what province they worked in.
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Answer If you're still in high school, you might want to see if you can get a part time job in a vet's office to get you started. Other experience with animals might help, too. These minor jobs may not seem like much but they will help build your resume and demonstrate an early interest. They als…
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About $60 to $80K a year.  $60,000-$80,000 is a lot i guess but the vet i got to has on average 200 people a day charging $23 just for a doctors vist. You do the math.  The Vet has eight years of school, a full staff, all the equipment, and a building that has to be paid for. The average…
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This will depend upon what type of mouse you have. If the baby is a wild mouse, the best option will be to leave it alone - either the mother will come back and take care of it, or it will die quickly. Wild mice can be aggressive and carry numerous diseases including plague, hantavirus and Salmonell…
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Answer Veterinary technicians and technologists perform a large number of tasks in a veterinary facility. They collect patient histories, educate clients, collect biological samples for testing, run laboratory tests, take x-rays, perform ultrasounds, induce and monitor anesthesia, prep patients f…
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There are probably a couple dozen different ways you can divide veterinary medicine up. The most common is to differentiate private practice (small animal, large animal, mixed, equine) from industry, research, academia, military, government and other. However, private practice can be divided further…
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That depends on exactly what degree you are looking for. You can get a degree in veterinary technology or a degree in veterinary medicine. These are 2 very different degrees.The degree in veterinary medicine is a 4 year degree with a specific set of courses that must be completed. The class names wi…
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A veterinarian uses math in several ways. Math is needed to measure substances being injected or given to an animal and the veterinarian also needs the ability to convert the measurements depending on the size and weight of the animal. They need to be able to track food records as well as track mone…
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In private practice, a veterinarian will: diagnose animal health problems vaccinate against diseases, such as distemper and rabies medicate animals suffering from infections or illnesses treat and dress wounds set fractures perform surgery advise owners about animal feeding, behavior, and breeding …
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This depends upon what you mean by "veterinary surgeon". In the United States, a veterinary surgeon is understood to be a board-certified veterinarian who has specialized in surgery; these individuals typically make $150,000 or more per year. However, outside the United States a veterinary surgeon i…
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If a dog has a warm or a wet nose, that does not necessarily mean that it is sick. This is a common fallacy. Many people believe that a dog's nose should always be cold and wet. However, a dog's nose does not always have to be cold and wet. After resting, sleeping, or just lying around the house bei…
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This is an emotionally charged question and there are many perspectives about this. In the end, the only person who can make the final decision is the pet's owner.As a general rule of thumb, most people try to judge quality of life - can the pet make it to the bathroom (outside, litter box, etc.) wi…
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In the United States you must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree from one of 28 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the country. Admission to these colleges is very competitive, and you must complete at least three years of undergraduate …
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The zoo or humane society.At a veterinary clinic or on a farm. Several volunteer opportunities are available at humane society - see the related link. A lot of times people find themselves moved to make a difference in the life of animals but can get stopped short when realizing they lack the cred…
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It depends on the practice you are employeed by. Each employer names his own pay rate and benefits package.
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You would need to ask your veterinarian if he/she was willing to communicate via email - some veterinarians don't have the time for email conversations while others use it extensively.
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Some jobs in the field of veterinary medicine are: Veterinarian ,Zoologist, Vet Tech, Anesthesiologist (on animals), Surgeon, Marine Biologist, and all of the different parts involved with researching better methods of all the parts of veterinary medicine.
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In the United States there are 28 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine, each with slightly different requirements. However, there are many common requirements, including at least 500 hours of veterinary experience, at least 500 hours of animal experience and at least 2 letters of recommendatio…
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You need to be a people person first and an animal person second as you are dealing with clients who need to know what is wrong with their pet or livestock and how you are going to deal with it, as well as what they need to do to care for that animal. Other skills include ability to withstand more g…
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No - hydrocodone is a controlled substance that can only be given under veterinary prescription to a dog.  This is also an extremely high doseage and would probably be fatal to the dog.
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You can start with www dot avma dot org - this is the official website of the American Veterinary Medical Association and it has a pretty good section on what veterinary medicine is and what veterinarians do. There are simiilar organizations throughout the world which also provide excellent informat…
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In the United States, a vet assistant is a person with no formal training (usually) in veterinary medical techniques. Therefore, you can become a vet assistant simply by being hired to do the job - you will be trained on the job to perform your assigned tasks.
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Cows do not sleep standing up, despite popular belief. They only doze for short periods of time, usually as a means to stand guard because they feel insecure for some reason or other, or because they just don't feel the need to lay down at the moment. Cattle are front-heavy and cannot lock their kne…
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A veterinary technician is (according to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the statutes in many states) a person who has a degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program and has met all of their state's requirements for credentialing as a vete…
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its amazing because you help animals from their pains >salary is good like doctors kind of . but i don't care of how much there giving me .at least i enjoy it that's how cool to be a vet.
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you have to be smart, good with animals, biology and many others classes and things you need to become a veterinarian mechanic.:)
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No state in the US has any educational requirements for working as a veterinary ASSISTANT. This is an entry level-position in a veterinary facility and training is generally done on the job. Because most training is done on the job it is often very cursory and lacks the depth and breadth of a formal…
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Veterinarians are medical doctors for animals. In private practice, they help animals become well by examining, diagnosing and treating diseases through medication, training and surgery. When an animal is too sick or injured to be treated a veterinarian can also relieve the animal's suffering either…
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Veterinarians are medical professionals with numerous responsibilities. A major responsibility is to provide care and treatment to his/her patients in a legal, ethical and moral manner.
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A first year equine veterinarian can expect to make $45-$55,000 dollars in the United States. However, an experienced equine veterinarian with an established client base can often make over $100,000 dollars a year in the United States. The amount of money a equine veterinarian makes depends greatl…
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The average hourly pay for veterinarian technicians is $15.18. The average salary is $31, 570 based on education and experience.
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This varies widely depending upon the exact surgery, any complications that may occur and the surgeon performing the operation. An experienced veterinarian performing a male kitten castration can be in and out in less than 10 minutes; even the best veterinary surgeons take at least 90 minutes to per…
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Answer Doctor of Veterinary Medicine :)
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Like human physicians, veterinarians in private practice have certain duties (responsibilities) as well as "duties of care" as outlined by their licensing board. General / daily duties (responsibilities) of veterinarians include: to assess well (healthy) animalsto provide routine health protective …
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This varies somewhat depending upon geographic location, type of practice, educational level and experience. In general, a newly graduated vet tech with a degree can expect to make $14-$16 per hour while an experienced technician can often make $19-$30 per hour, more with board certification in a sp…
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On average, a veterinarian can expect to earn around $7500 per month; this is based upon an annual salary of $90,000.
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There isn't necessarily a "rule book" for being a veterinarian.  However, veterinarians are governed both by the laws of the area in which they work (typically a mix of federal/state and state/province/muncipality laws) as well as the veterinarian's oath.
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The cost in Europe would be around £3,000 tuition fees per year (course usually runs for around 5 years) and up to £8,000 a year for accomadation (although some basic and small can cost £6,000) , and that is without everyday costs and study equipment and books. Vet school in the United States i…
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A veterinarian technician is like what a nurse is to a doctor. To be a vet tech it takes 2-4 years of school after high school. They do a lot of the appointments and check ups and assist in surgery. A veterinarian assistant is like a secretary to a vet hospital. They do all the finicial and appointm…
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In the United States, veterinarians working in the state of Georgia (in the Southeast of the country) could expect to make US$80,000 to US$90,000 with experience, a good clinic and an established client base.
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A veterinary assistant is an entry-level position at a vet clinic. You can expect to earn somewhere between minimum wage and $10/hour in the United States, with hours varying from 20-50 per week.
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Answer Any math and science courses, such as biology, chemistry and such, would be helpful. You'll still have to attend veterinary school after graduating college.
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Most states require a minimum 2-year degree from an American Veterinary Medicine Association accredited veterinary technology program in order to qualify to be a credentialed veterinary technician. There are still some states that allow anyone regardless of education and training to be presented a…
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In the United States, the minimum would be seven years - three years of undergraduate and four years of vet school; however, most veterinarians have at least eight years of college. Outside the United States, the range is typically between six and eight years, depending upon the individual country's…
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Well you need a degree in bio and you need a collage diploma.
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Answer Of course. Being a vet tech requires specialized training and is a job just like any other paying job. Exactly what it pays varies from state to state and kind of practice.
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Veterinarians' benefits vary dramatically by clinic and location. Some veterinarians are offered a strong package including medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage, vacation and sick days, retirement benefits, continuing education pay, AVMA dues and liability insurance premiums paid, etc. Other …
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Once you have gotten your license, you can be self-employed, so opportunities are unlimited.
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In European countries, you need to have: A*-B/C in English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography is a good idea, language (optional) and an A level in at least 2 out of these: Biology, physics, chemistry and maths. You also need to have some kind of experience in handling livestock or in a …
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In the United States in 2013 the average annual salary for veterinarians was ~$90,000. From this, the average weekly pay was ~$1800.
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Yes, you can choose to limit your practice to only horses and particularly among competition and breeding horse owners, the preference is to use an equine exclusive veterinarian. However, regardless of your preferred species, you will have to learn about all the major domestic animals in vet school …
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Guinea pigs are quite susceptible to diarrhea - a change in diet, infection, stress or any kind of metabolic or cancerous disease can result in diarrhea.
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Answer Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI has one of the best in the USA! www.msu.edu, as well as Cornell College, in Ithica, NY! Also i believe that Cornell is the top vet school in the country!
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In the United States there are 28 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine, ranging from Cornell University in New York to The Ohio State University to Oregon State University.
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Veterinarians are accorded a great deal of respect and community standing. They have the opportunity to make a difference in hundreds of people's lives and can greatly improve the lives and happiness of thousands of animals. Most veterinarians make a comfortable living, although relatively few ever …
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job demand for vets is extremely low. It is a good paying job and is almost always hiring. 20% of Americans get a job as a vetrinarian and then later figure out is not the right job for them. So consider wisely!
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Answer It is impossible to say who the first veterinarian was because it goes as far back as Roman times and I am sure further back than that. Veterinarian was not part of the vocabulary at that time and often they would be called simply "horse doctor," or "animal doctor". Doctors who cared for h…
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You would have to put down animals that are unable to be helped.
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There are many different types of veterinarians, each with their own unique working conditions. However, in general, small animal veterinarians in private practice (the vet who looks at cats and dogs) work primarily inside a clinic. They usually work a regular day shift but may have to work overnigh…
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One of the biggest rewards is helping to improve the lives of animals and see them being happy healthy pets with their families. Most veterinarians are able to set their own hours for working, so that helps. There is a great deal of respect for and prestige in being a veterinarian as well.
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As of June 2013 in the United States, the job outlook is mixed. A recent study by the AVMA found significant underutilization of services throughout the profession and projected this surplus capacity to continue through 2020. The major sectors of veterinary medicine in the United States - small anim…
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In the United States you must complete at least three years of undergraduate college, then another four years of vet school. You must pass the NAVLE and (usually) a State licensing exam. Also, most veterinarians have federal accreditation and a DEA license.
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To become a veterinarian in the United States, you must complete at least three years of undergraduate college then another four years of vet school. Once you are practicing as a veterinarian, you must complete continuing education credits (the specific amount and type varies by State) to maintain y…
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Veterinary technicians are required in most states to have a degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited program, a passing grade on the Veterinary Technician National Exam and often a passing grade on a state exam and to have been credentialed (licensed, registered or certified) as a ve…
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Veterinarians are medical professionals, so they use many of the same tools and instruments that human physicians do - syringes, scalpels, stethoscopes, etc. However there are species-specific tools that are unique to veterinary medicine, including emasculators, dental floats and trocars.
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This will depend upon level of certification, type of practice and geographic location. A very rough average would be $16-20 per hour, with annual wages depending upon hours worked.
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I would strongly suggest leaving it alone - a wild mouse, particularly one caught as an adult, is likely to bite and otherwise be dangerous and destructive. It is possible for you to get a variety of dieases, both from the mouse (such as hantavirus in the Southwest United States) and from the parasi…
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Answer A lot. Physiology will teach about the function of animals and their parts. This is very important, so you know about the animals you take care of and about parts affected by certain illnesses and injury. Biochemistry is the chemical processes of living things- digestion, defecation, blood…
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There are so many different things a vet does during the day. Physical exams, shots, diagnosing pets problems, medications, tending to wounds and operating. Sounds simple, but it's a long day. There are more dog/cat owners today then there ever was before so each vet is super busy and often needs an…
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This will vary depending upon the specific career of the veterinarian. A small animal veterinarian typically works in a dedicated animal clinic and sees patients and clients throughout the day. They may have specific days or time periods blocked off for surgery or housecalls (although in small anima…
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It is a doctorate, which is a requirement for the profession.
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The average salary for a veterinarian in the United States in 2013 was ~US$90,000, and this is likely to be reasonably close to the salary for a veterinarian in Alabama. The range of salary can be extensive, though, with a low of ~US$55,000 and extending up to US$1,000,000 depending upon experience,…
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it can cost around $18,000--$35,000 per year, depending on in-state or out-of-state tuition rates and choice of schools.Admission into a DVM program usually averages out this way: 1.)Academic Factors <50-60%> objective evaluation of grade point averages and Graduate Record Examination scores..…
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damion answer I dont know about Cranston Rhode Island, but, n=the national average salary for Certified Technicians is $16.00 - $18.00 per hour.
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There is no set or "magic number". How many veterinary assistants or veterinary technicians a practice employees depends on the number of veterinarians, the income of the practice, the number of clients seen daily, etc. Larger, busier practices will tend to employee more veterinary assistants and t…
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ProsYou are the leader of the team, master of your destiny. You can determine how many animals you want to see in a day, what type of animals you want to treat, where you want to work at, etc. If you don't like one area, or are ready to move on to something else, you are free to move and cherry-pick…
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Most veterinarians are paid approximately every two weeks. Given a lag time of one week between the end of a pay period and the paycheck being deposited, a veterinarian can expect his first paycheck approximately three weeks after being hired.
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The following is written by and according to the U.S. Department of Labor and particular work of veterinarians. Veterinarians care for the health of pets, livestock, and animals in zoos, racetracks, and laboratories. Some veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by…
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In the United States, the average salary for a veterinarian in 2013 was ~US$90,000. Worldwide, however, this varies widely depending upon the type of practice and local and national economic status. Average yearly earnings $39,500-$92,800 or moreIn 2011 in the United States the average annual sala…
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It is extremely competitive to be admitted to a vet school in the United States. You need to have a good GPA (generally above 3.5 in undergradate), a good score on the GRE or MCAT, good references and a lot of experience both working with a veterinarian and working with animals.
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Answer im sure it is. but to be sure i would ask a vet. --------------------------------------------------------- Good question. I just bought one and on the box it says that it is safe for children and pets but the pets should not be allowed to drink the water. Kind of ambiguous, huh? No ingre…
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None - aspirin (and all other human pain medications like Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, acetominophen, etc.) are very toxic to dogs. You can cause a fatal stomach ulcer in a dog with these medications.If you believe your dog would benefit from pain medication, you should make an appointm…
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For working in an animal hospital:$66,812 For working in an slef-employed: $61,566 For working in company:$66,812
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I'm not sure what you mean by "paid so much" - most veterinarians in the United States make less than US$100,000 per year. However, veterinarians are generally better paid than most American workers, primarily because they have gone through extensive training (at least seven years of college) and ar…
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In the United States, vet school costs between $160,000 and $240,000 for four years as of 2012. This does not include the cost of undergraduate college to complete the pre-requisite classes, which may cost up to another $200,000.In other countries the costs can be much lower, particularly if the nat…
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a vetinarian would make$50-800,000 Answer Ask someone at the reference desk of your local public library for the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists all kinds of information you would need to know,(including the salary) of just about any occupation you can think of.The average amount per yea…
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you need to know a lot of biolagy
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I recommend that for GCSE you still keep your choices open, as you might not want to become a vet in 2-3 years! I would chose Double Award Science (or minimum two sciences), Mathematics, and every other standard subject. Try to get good grades. When you move to sixth form, and you still want to beco…
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1. Veterinarians are trained to treat all common domestic species. In the United States, the major species are dogs, cats, horses, cattle and pigs; sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, a wide variety of birds, rodents (rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc.), ferrets, snakes and some reptiles ar…
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You nee, a degree in vetnerey, science a level, and you have got to go to university!
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No, as long as there is no herbicide or pesticide residue.
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That depends on whether he retired, or what kind of employment he went into, after his military service.
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Veterinarians in the United States tend to be paid either biweekly or monthly. However, calculating back from the average annual salary for veterinarians in the United States in 2012 (~US$90,000), the daily wage tends to be ~$400.
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Most states require that you have a 2-year degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology program. To find a list of these programs, you can check the AVMA website: http://www.avma.org/education/cvea/vettech_programs/vettech_programs.asp There are …
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Some tools that veterinarians use are scales, x-ray machines, thermometers, stethoscopes, scales, computers, syringes, scalpels, forceps, ultrasound machines, needles, sutchers, thread, anesthesia machine and many other tools.
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