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Veterinarians

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Direct the overall operations of animal hospitals, clinics, or mobile services to farms.
    • Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible.
    • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
    • Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
    • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
    • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
    • Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
    • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
    • Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
    • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
    • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
    • Train or supervise workers who handle or care for animals.
    • Attend lectures, conferences, or continuing education courses.
    • Drive mobile clinic vans to farms so that health problems can be treated or prevented.
    • Establish or conduct quarantine or testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans and that comply with applicable government regulations.
    • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
    • Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
    • Perform administrative or business management tasks, such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.
    • Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.
    • Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the causes of animals' deaths.
    • Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals.
    • Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.
    • Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, or other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.
    • Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.
    • Plan or execute animal nutrition or reproduction programs.
    • Perform administrative or business management tasks, such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.
    • Euthanize animals.
    • Perform administrative or business management tasks, such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.
    • Train or supervise workers who handle or care for animals.

    Skills

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Critical Thinking

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Active Listening

      Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Systems Evaluation

      Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Control Precision

      Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    Knowledge

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 104560/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 50.27/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,220
    • Yearly Projected Openings 130

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Air rifles or air handguns
    • Angiography contrast medium delivery sets
    • Animal catching devices
    • Animal husbandry equipment
    • Animal shearing or clipping equipment
    • Animal weighing scales
    • Arterial line catheters
    • Autopsy chisels or osteotomes
    • Bar code reader equipment
    • Benchtop centrifuges
    • Binocular light compound microscopes
    • Blood collection syringes
    • Blood gas analyzers
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units
    • Cardiovascular system veterinary products
    • Cast cutters or saws
    • Chemistry analyzers
    • Chest tubes
    • Coagulation analyzers
    • Cosmetic dentistry curing lights
    • Crown or bridge removers
    • Cryosurgery units
    • Dental burs
    • Dental carvers
    • Dental cord packers
    • Dental elevators
    • Dental files or rasps
    • Dental finishing or polishing discs
    • Dental forceps
    • Dental handpieces
    • Dental impression trays
    • Dental material pluggers or tips
    • Dental mirrors or mirror handles
    • Dental mouth prop or bite block or gag
    • Dental probes or explorers
    • Dental reamers
    • Dental root tip picks
    • Dental scalers
    • Dental spreaders
    • Dental x ray units
    • Desktop computers
    • Digital cameras
    • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment
    • Endoscopic hemostatic balloons or needles or tubes or accessories
    • Endoscopic instrument sets
    • Endotracheal tubes
    • Enema kits
    • Enteral feeding administration sets
    • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks
    • Gas anesthesia apparatus or machines
    • Glucose monitors or meters
    • Goggles
    • Goniometers or arthrometers
    • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters
    • Hematology analyzers
    • Hemocytometers
    • Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines
    • Intravenous infusion pumps for general use
    • Intravenous or arterial fluid warmers
    • Intravenous syringe infusion pumps
    • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits
    • Intubation laryngoscopes
    • Laboratory animal restraints or harnesses
    • Laboratory balances
    • Laparoscopes or laparoscopic telescopes
    • Livestock identification equipment
    • Manual or electronic hematology differential cell counters
    • Medical acoustic stethoscopes
    • Medical cinefluoroscopy units
    • Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes
    • Medical gamma cameras for general use
    • Medical linear accelerator intensity modulated radiation therapy IMRT three dimensional units
    • Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
    • Medical radiation films or badges
    • Medical radioisotope scanners
    • Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes
    • Medical radiological shielding gloves
    • Medical staplers for external use
    • Medical syringes with needle
    • Medical ultrasound or doppler or echocardiograph transducer accessories
    • Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echocardiograph or echocardiograph units for general diagnostic use
    • Medical x ray darkroom accessories
    • Medical x ray intensifying screens
    • Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use
    • Microbiology analyzers
    • Microcentrifuges
    • Microscope slides
    • Mobile medical services automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
    • Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators
    • Multiparameter vital sign units
    • Muzzles
    • Notebook computers
    • Ophthalmic irrigation or aspiration supplies
    • Ophthalmic surgical knives or blades
    • Ophthalmic tonometers
    • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
    • Orthopedic splint systems
    • Oxygen therapy delivery system products
    • Periodontal chisels
    • Periodontal curettes
    • Personal computers
    • Protective gloves
    • Pulse oximeter units
    • Respiratory monitoring kits
    • Restraints
    • Resuscitation masks
    • Scanners
    • Specimen collection container
    • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
    • Surgical bone cutting forceps
    • Surgical bone hand saws or wire saws or saw handles
    • Surgical calipers or rulers or protractors
    • Surgical chisels or gouges
    • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps
    • Surgical curettes or loops or curette sets
    • Surgical gloves
    • Surgical isolation or surgical masks
    • Surgical lasers
    • Surgical microscopes or loupes or magnifiers
    • Surgical mouth gags
    • Surgical needle holders
    • Surgical pneumatic or battery or electric saws or drills or pin drivers
    • Surgical punches or punch holders
    • Surgical rasps or files
    • Surgical retractors
    • Surgical rongeurs
    • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines
    • Surgical scissors
    • Surgical suction machine or vacuum extractor or ultrasonic surgical aspirator
    • Suture needles
    • Tablet computers
    • Therapeutic heating or cooling units or systems
    • Tourniquets
    • Treadmill exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
    • Urinary catheterization kits
    • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
    • Veterinary blood pressure testers
    • Veterinary castration instruments
    • Veterinary clinical thermometers
    • Veterinary electrocardiograph ECG
    • Veterinary injection or suction unit
    • Veterinary nail trimmers or cutters
    • Veterinary speculums
    • Volumetric pipettes

    Technology

    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Document management software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Internet browser software
    • Medical software
    • Office suite software
    • Presentation software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Word processing software

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