What is a Veterinarian?
Veterinarians care for animals' health and work to protect public health.
Where does a Veterinarian work?
- Private clinics
- Animal hospitals
How much does a Veterinarian make?
Based on real new grad salaries reported through Handshake, the median annual salary for a Veterinarian is $70,000.
What majors are typically interested in becoming Veterinarians?
One’s major doesn’t necessarily determine their career, but these are some common majors of those who end up pursuing this career path.
- Zoology majors
- Animal biology majors
- Chemistry majors
- Biochemistry majors
Veterinarian skills and competencies:
On top of a relevant degree and formal training, here are some professional skills that can help aspiring Veterinarians succeed in their work:
- Compassion to both animals and their owners
- Ability to keep calm under pressure
- Strong communication skills–written and verbal
What are some common questions about Veterinarians?
Q: How long is veterinary school?
A: About 8 years total. 4 years in undergrad and 4 years in actually veterinary school.