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Veterinarian

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 RequirementsAdvanced degree (Ph.D)
Recommended Preparatory Degree ProgramB.S. in Animal Science
Median Salary (2019)$95,460 annual
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)84,500
Projected Job Openings by 20285,100
Projected growth rate (10 year)11%

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