Veterinarian

Job Description

Veterinarians (Vets) are trained medical professionals who diagnose, prevent and treat disease and injury affecting animals. Vets usually specialise in a specific area of work such as small animals, horses or livestock, and advise members of the public on best practices in diet, hygiene, care and breeding to promote better health in their pets and livestock.

Careers Ladder

Hours

Overtime is required of this role as Veterinarians are generally on call after hours.

Qualifications

To become a registered Veterinarian in Australia, you need to study for 6-7 years. Complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at an accredited university program, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Science. Upon graduating you need to register with the Veterinarian board of the state(s) in which you wish to practice.

Complete a Bachelor degree majoring in Veterinary Science in an accredited university program.

Complete a Doctor of Veterinary Science in an accredited university program.

Register with the Veterinarian board of the state(s) you wish to practice in upon graduation.

Attributes

  • Adaptability
  • Calm
  • Courteous
  • Devoted
  • Enthusiastic
  • Emapthy
  • Friendly
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Patient
  • Reliable
  • Specialised

Key Skills

  • Sensitivity
  • Methodical Approach
  • Scientific Ability
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Management Skills

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Animal Surgeons