What does a veterinarian's job entail?

This job means that you care for and treat household pets (most of the time) and occasionally insert microchips. The average salary for a practicing vet is $79,000 a year. Some disadvantages are that it can be emotionally challenging and you have long hours when on call. The occupation requires 4 years of college and an additional four years of veterinary medicine. You must pass a demanding national veterinary medical board exam and take a veterinarian Oath.