DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational Description: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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 7W- Central||120||49||$35.79/hr||$2.19/hr||$27.97/hr||$31.30/hr||$34.57/hr||$40.13/hr||$47.41/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists||220||$37.55/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Veterinarians
- Examines animal to detect and determine nature of disease or injury and treats animal surgically or medically.
- Inspects and tests horses, sheep, poultry flocks, and other animals for diseases and inoculates animals against various diseases, including rabies.
- Establishes and conducts quarantine and testing procedures to prevent spread of disease and compliance with governmental regulations.
- Participates in research projects, plans procedures, and selects animals for scientific research based on knowledge of species and research principles.
- Oversees activities concerned with feeding, care, and maintenance of animal quarters to ensure compliance with laboratory regulations.
- Ensures compliance with regulations governing humane and ethical treatment of animals used in scientific research.
- Exchanges information with zoos and aquariums concerning care, transfer, sale, or trade of animals to maintain all-species nationwide inventory.
- Trains personnel in handling and care of animals.
- Participates in planning and executing nutrition and reproduction programs for animals.
- Inspects housing and advises animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care to promote health of animals.
- Conducts postmortem studies and analysis results to determine cause of death.