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"Veterinarian"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of animals. May engage in a particular function, such as research and development, consultation, administration, technical writing, sale or production of commercial products, or rendering of technical services to commercial firms or other organizations. Includes veterinarians who inspect livestock.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Veterinarian"

1) Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.

2) Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.

3) Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper.

4) Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.

5) Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.

6) Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals.

7) Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.

8) Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals.

9) Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.

 

 

11) Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans, and that comply with applicable government regulations.

12) Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the causes of animals' deaths.


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13) Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, and maintaining business records.

14) Direct the overall operations of animal hospitals, clinics, or mobile services to farms.

15) Drive mobile clinic vans to farms so that health problems can be treated and/or prevented.

16) Specialize in a particular type of treatment such as dentistry, pathology, nutrition, surgery, microbiology, or internal medicine.

17) Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, and other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.

18) Plan and execute animal nutrition and reproduction programs.

19) Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible.

20) Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.

21) Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals.

Job Description for "Veterinarian" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-A        SOC:  29-1131.00