Veterinary science is one of the fastest growing majors among college students. Due to its increased popularity we are also seeing an increase of opportunities for those who studies veterinary science. Dozens of top universities across the nation offer veterinary science programs which prepare students for a number of outstanding careers.
Herpetologist study a very unconventional field of veterinary science. Herpetologist study reptiles such as snakes, turtles and lizards as well as amphibians, such as frogs and newts. This is a unique, but still vitally important aspect of veterinary science.
Herpetologist can find careers as field researchers, teachers, museum and zoo staff as well as public and private breeders. They play important roles in research and progressive animal development. Herpetologist may not be very well known, but they still fill an important role of veterinary science.
Veterinary assistants also play very important roles in the world of animal care. Vet assistants help to care for animals in vet offices, clinics, animal hospitals as well as laboratories and research facilities.
A vet assistant typically will have a lower level of medical qualifications and will take direct instructions from a veterinarian. Their primary responsibility is to assist the vet with whatever task needs to be completed. This is a great position for someone who is wanting to just start out in veterinary science. This is an entry level potion which will highlight the different aspects of the day to day in the field.
Veterinary technologists or veterinary technicians are similar to veterinary technicians but with additional educational achievements and certifications. They typically preform more work in laboratories which deal with urinary samples and blood work to diagnose a problem with an animal. Experienced veterinary technicians may also be expected to discuss the results of the test with the veterinarian and the owner of the pets to give a clear diagnosis.
Also a unique career choice for veterinary science graduates is an animal trainer. Due to their training in dealings with animals they have the ability to work with animals for a number of different trainings. Whether seeing eye dogs or simple manners and house breaking, animal trainers have the ability to understand animals better than most.
Veterinary science is a versatile field which allows you to choose from a number of different careers. There is certainly plenty to choose from.
This guest post was written by Patricia Kuhnis, a writer for a website dedicated to Veterinary Assistant Schools. Visit her site if you’re interested in learning more about what Vet Assistants do and how to become one.