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Online Veterinary Science & Animal Care Degrees and Careers

Veterinarians are often thought of as caring for household pets. However, veterinarians treat animals large and small, and contribute to human health as well. With a degree from a veterinary college, you may treat family pets, large farm and ranch animals, animals raised for food, and zoo animals. Obtaining veterinary information is vital before you choose to be a veterinarian; this can be provided by one of the many veterinary colleges in the U.S.

Some veterinarians do research which helps prevent diseases in humans. Veterinarians have contributed significantly in many medical fields. Veterinarians must graduate from an accredited veterinary college and then pass a state license exam. Many veterinary schools require a bachelor's degree for admittance, and all require between 45-90 hours of undergraduate work, preferably in a pre-veterinary program.

Veterinarians must have a strong background in the sciences, and many programs require a liberal arts core including literature and humanities. Foundational business principles have recently been included in the veterinary curriculum. Veterinary college catalogs or class lists will have complete veterinary information pertaining to their program.

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