Veterinary Medicine

What are facts about Veterinarians?

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April 25, 2016 4:59AM

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 are considered minor

species and are covered less extensively.

2. Although veterinarians are trained to the same degree as

human medical doctors, they often make a quarter of an MD's salary

or less.

3. Not all veterinarians treat animals - there are researchers,

pathologists, public health specialists, epidemiologists and

regulatory veterinarians as well.

4.Approximately 80 percent of admitted students in veterinary

schools are female. 5. The word veterinarian comes from the Latin

veterinae meaning "working animals". 6. Veterinarians were in the

fore-front in the effort to suppress malaria and yellow fever in

the United States. 7. 61-68 percent of veterinarians will suffer an

animal-related injury resulting in hospitalization or significant

loss of work during their career.

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