Veterinarians diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Some veterinarians conduct research, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.
To become a veterinarian, students will need to continue their studies at a veterinary school. The B.S. in Animal Science provides the curricular requirements necessary for applying to veterinary schools. Acceptable pre-requisites, however, vary by institution.
Veterinarian Fast Facts:
|Education Requirements||Advanced degree (DVM)|
|Recommended Preparatory Degree Program||B.S. in Animal Science|
|Median Salary (2019)||$95,460 annual|
|Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)||84,500|
|Projected Job Openings by 2028||5,100|
|Projected growth rate (10 year)||11%|