Veterinary surgeon professions
Veterinary surgeons are in the unique position of being educated to protect the health of both animals and people. They are not only educated to provide the health care of pets, livestock as well as zoo, exotic, competition and laboratory animals but they play an important role in environmental protection, food safety and public health.
Employment opportunities for veterinarians are numerous and include private or corporate clinical practice, teaching and research, regulatory medicine, public health, and military service.
Veterinary Clinical Practice: Practicing veterinarians are no doubt the best-known sector of the veterinary profession, made popular by the famous James Herriot-books and by many television series. Veterinary practitioners diagnose animal health problems, medicate those with infections or disease, vaccinate them against major diseases, treat and dress wounds, perform surgery.
Veterinary Public Health: Veterinarians contribute to human as well as animal health. Many veterinarians work in the sector of food hygiene, where they protect the health of the consumer by watching over the safety of food products of animal origin, such as milk, meat, eggs and honey. They check and advise on how to prevent the possible contamination of food with germs, residues of medicines or environmental pollution.
State Veterinary Officers: Veterinarians who work for the government serve the public by preventing animal disease and promoting food safety. They may act as livestock inspectors, checking animals for transmissible diseases or carry out inspections in slaughterhouses.
Veterinary Medical Teaching and Research: Veterinarians may use their education to instruct veterinary students, other medical professionals, and scientists. Veterinary college/school faculty members conduct research, teach, and develop continuing education programs to help practicing veterinarians acquire new knowledge and skills.
Veterinarians in military service and are responsible for food safety, veterinary care of government-owned animals, bioterrorism protection and biomedical research and development. Veterinarians also work in zoological medicine, aquatic animal medicine, aerospace medicine (shuttle astronauts), animal shelter medicine, sports medicine (race horses, greyhounds), animal-assisted activity and therapy programs, and wildlife medicine also employ veterinarians. Two veterinarians have even traveled into space as part of the NASA space shuttle program.
Medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, etc. Programs in English and medical residency in leading medical universities in Europe: