Veterinary Science By: Emma Ray I have chosen for my program of study is Veterinary Science. In this job you will have to work with large animals as well as small animals. While you will have to work with them you will have to perform surgery, give shots, as well as prescribe medicine for the animals. If you take this study you can go into other jobs as well such as a large animal vet, small animal vet, vet assistance, equine vet as well as a vet tech. As a small animal vet you will take care of dogs, cats, and reptiles those are only a few of the animals you would work with.
I am interested in becoming a veterinarian because I would like to work with animals. This choice of becoming a veterinarian developed when I was 12. It all started when I cured my pet. In order to become a Veterinarian you must have a Bachelor 's degree at a four year college before moving into veterinarian medicine school. The educational path to become a veterinarian would be graduating high school then attending college and into medicine school.
”curricula for these programs usually include courses such as veterinary immunology, advanced surgical techniques, veterinary physiology and zoological medicine” (). In order to obtain a valid veterinary license, you must have attended one of the 28 American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited schools of veterinary medicine. In addition, it is also a requirement to obtain a “DVM degree and successful completion of the comprehensive North American Veterinary Licensing Examination” (). Although this all may sound very overwhelming there is a greater reward in the end. “A starting veterinarian makes up to $70,000-$80,000 a year” (Dr. Cheek, interview).
Fostering animals, why should anyone do it? The short answer is that it will save lives. To expand, animal shelters all around the United States have suffered from overcrowding at one point or another in their business. When that occurs, they have two options: either turn away the new animals being dropped off at their doorstep or euthanize those who have been in the system for “too long”. When you choose to foster, you’re assisting in both traumatic issues.
People who are in charge of these centers as well at the employees who work as care takers try their best to recreate the natural habitats of these animals but sadly that cannot be accomplished completely, so due to this change in environment, the behavior of the animals also change and it has proven to be difficult to overcome these changes. Some of the major changes in behavior are a decrease in the ability to know how to avoid predators, an increase in sleeping patterns, decrease in overall activity, and some problems in social behaviors as well as the self efficiency of the animal as they would lose the ability to hunt because in many captive breeding centers, the animals are provided with food and have no need to hunt. Some captive species even have problems in reproduction such as the endangered rhino populations for
There are several reasons the animals are euthanized and it depends on each case. The major cause of animal euthanasia is the overpopulation of the shelter. Euthanizing the animal is the only method to reduce the population in the shelter and control the number of different species. Some of the animals are euthanized due to severely ill or prevent an outbreak or a disease. Some are euthanized because of behavioral problems such as aggressive.
It’s often used to test products as a safety precaution before they are released to the public. Although it can be useful to know the side effects of something before trying it on humans, we don’t consider the effects it can have on the animals, which are often extremely harmful and cruel. Scientists have become progressive in creating alternative methods to these experiments. Now, animal testing is nearly unnecessary because there are alternatives which are more efficient and harmless. The rights of animals is a topic that comes up frequently, but people often turn their cheek the other way when it comes to their possessions being a product of cruelty.
When employed in this sector your duties will depend on whether you are working as a veterinary assistant or veterinary technician. Veterinary technicians tend to assist the veterinarians directly with tasks such as surgeries or routine examinations. They might also be required to administer medication, conduct lab test and work with technology, such as X-ray machines, in order to diagnose animals. In the event of emergencies or if the veterinarian is not present, a veterinary technician might be required to treat small wounds or injuries. Veterinary assistants on the other hand usually perform tasks such as weighing animals, checking their vital signs and gathering information about pets from their owners.
Zoos might help with protecting these endangered animals, but it turns their mind into something else. When animals get moved into these small spaces and caged to be viewed by hundreds of people, that might drive them a little mad. Even though zoos try to give animals enough room to roam, fly, run, climb and swim, It doesn’t seem to be enough. Due to this, many larger animals have been seen not behaving as they would in their natural environment. Making their natural instincts become suppressed and even forgot over time.
I know there will be bitter sweet moments when the animals go up for adoption. I have to remind myself that when we prepare one animal to go home with a family, we making room for another animal we can pick up and provide shelter and food to. As a Veterinary Tech, I know all my days won’t consist of sunshine. I know there will be times of sorrow when I have to assist the Veterinary with tough decision like euthanasia to families, or face issues morally and trying to understand why we would have to euthanasia healthy animals (because the owners cannot take care of them), or animals in pain that can make a full recovery (due to the owners being unable to pay for surgery). I’m looking forward to extend my love for animals to help others with their animal medical needs.
While both jobs require a lot beforehand, the actual skills needed are much different. To be a veterinarian, skills for reading, science, learning and critical thinking are a necessity (Farr and Shatkin 652-53). As far as education goes, at least a bachelor’s is needed, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree from an accredited veterinary school (“Veterinarians”). A fish and game warden however, requires less education, but more physical fitness and special medical testing.
Due to my father joining the military in Texas, I would qualify to continue my education at Texas A&M University and not be required to pay for it. I plan to transfer from Rockingham Community College to this university. This is the first step in my education plan leading up to becoming a veterinarian. After transferring, I will finish up my undergrad majoring in biology continue on to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to major in animal sciences. During the eight years that I will study, I will participate in internships and apprenticeships under current veterinarians.
(Source F) is how many animals are being used and experimented. It is a high percentage of some animals being tested for stuff like makeup and other treatments. Animals need to have support, because after the testings done they die or look awful. Their skin is patchy or they can not see or hear anymore. Animals need to feel safe and that is where humans should advocate the rights for
What is the reason that the owner of the animal has to abandon them? It gives me a hard time to seeing those animals been locked out in cages because some of them being abused previously so they might feel scared to come out and meet people and others animal, which is