Q:

What are the working conditions for a veterinarian?

A:

Quick Answer

Veterinarians work in a range of conditions that vary according to the requirements of their specialty. As such, veterinarians can work in private veterinary practices and animal hospitals, zoos, aquariums, farms and ranches, or travel to various locations in a temporary or on-call capacity.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The differing conditions and specialties in which veterinarians can work each have their own positive and negative aspects, such as pay, working hours, stress levels, environmental conditions, and inherent or potential dangers.

In private veterinary practices and animal hospitals, veterinarians are expected to care for a range of animals commonly found in private homes, such as cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and rodents. Unless the animal patient requires emergency care, typical veterinary duties include routine check-ups, vaccinations, parasite removal, de-clawing, and neutering and spaying.

Zoos and aquariums employ veterinarians to provide medical care for the animals that call these institutions home. Depending on the individual specialty, the veterinarian routinely works with exotic animals from all over the world. These range from large mammals like the elephant, tiger, lion, bear and zebra, to aquatic animals like sharks, turtles, alligators, crocodiles and squids.

Analogous to the conditions in private veterinary practices and animal hospitals, veterinarians at zoos and aquariums perform routine check-ups and other animal care services. However, due to the size and wild nature of the animals found in zoos and aquariums, there are additional inherent safety risks.

Learn more about Industries

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are hospital ancillary services?

    A:

    Hospital ancillary services are those supplemental or auxiliary services that are provided to patients in order to support the diagnosis and treatment of conditions. These include home health services, diagnostic services, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What type of information is gathered from J.D. Power surveys?

    A:

    J.D. Power surveys collect a wide range of information about consumer demographics, such as age, gender, income level, ethnicity, and home or work location. The surveys also track customer satisfaction with products, including how easy the product is to use and likelihood of the customer recommending it to friends.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do hydraulic cranes work?

    A:

    Hydraulic cranes work using the concept of transmitting a force from one point to another through a fluid. Fluids, especially liquids, play a vital role in hydraulics because of their mechanical properties such as how they move, how they react to pressure and how they resist movement.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How does piping natural gas underground work?

    A:

    Natural gas is stored under pressure and becomes liquid before being transported underground through a vast network of underground pipes running between gas storage facilities. The pipe system compresses the gas at regular intervals along the route to ensure fast and even flow.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore