Career Day

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Stephen Richardson

I want to be a vet. But not just any vet, a vet that works on all animals. Veterinarians do their best to help animals, and keep them healthy. I want to do something worthwhile during my life. Since I was little I have always loved animals, a career in the animal sciences as a veterinarian seems to be the perfect choice. Some people ask why I would rather deal with animals than with people. People are easy to help. Animals can’t tell you where it hurts, and there is the challenge. The challenge starts early when becoming a veterinarian. One of the most helpful steps to becoming a veterinarian is to take the right courses while in high school. Courses in mathematics, computer programming, chemistry, biology, physics, and other sciences are useful. Other important courses comprise of courses in the English language, business, healthcare sciences, life sciences, and a second language. Veterinarians held about 59,700 jobs in the U.S. in 2008.The job outlook for veterinarians are excellent. This occupation is projected to experience faster growth, through 2018, than other occupations requiring at least a master's degree. Veterinarians earned a median annual salary of $80,510 in 2009 On a typical day a veterinarian working with small animals, for example dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles, in clinical practice will diagnose animal health problems; vaccinate against diseases, such as distemper and rabies; medicate animals suffering from infections or illnesses; treat and dress wounds; set fractures; perform surgery; advise owners about animal feeding, behavior, and breeding; euthanize animals when necessary. Ever since I was small I loved animals. I would do anything to help an animal that is hurt in some way. My whole family would always tell me that I should be a vet when I grow up because when one of our dog was were hurt, I would always go to my backyard and hug them and try to keep them in a happy mood. I love my dogs very much; I would risk my...
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