Occupational Employment Statistics
Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.
|Natural Resources and Mining||N/A||N/A
|Professional and Business Services||1,560||$51.77/hr
|Education and Health Services||30||$50.93/hr
- Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
- Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
- Euthanize animals.
- Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
- Train or supervise workers who handle or care for animals.
- Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
- Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, or other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.
- Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
- Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
- Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.