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What Veterinarians Do
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. Most veterinarians work in private clinics and hospitals. Others travel to farms, work in laboratories, classrooms, or for the government.

How to Become a Veterinarian
Veterinarians must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college and a state license.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for veterinarians was $88,490 in May 2015. Employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 9 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.