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

    Skills

    • Systems Analysis

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

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Active Listening

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

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Coordination

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

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Equipment Selection

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

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Monitoring

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

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Learning Strategies

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

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Complex Problem Solving

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

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Operations Analysis

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

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

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

    • Operations Monitoring

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

    • Troubleshooting

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

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Systems Evaluation

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

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Control Precision

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

    • Response Orientation

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

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Auditory Attention

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

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Rate Control

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

    • Reaction Time

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

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

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

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Extent Flexibility

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

    • Depth Perception

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

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Visualization

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

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Perceptual Speed

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

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Glare Sensitivity

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

    • Inductive Reasoning

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

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Multilimb Coordination

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

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

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

    • Gross Body Coordination

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

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • Law and Government

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

    • History and Archeology

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

    • Computers and Electronics

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

    • Food Production

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

    • Biology

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Economics and Accounting

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

    • 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.

    • Telecommunications

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • English Language

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

    • Mathematics

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

    • 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.

    • Production and Processing

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

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

    • Fine Arts

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

    • 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.

    • Transportation

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Design

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Mechanical

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

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 99040/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 47.62/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,220
    • Yearly Projected Openings 130

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.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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