What are facts about Veterinarians?
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
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.