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Veterinarian

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A veterinarian is a licensed doctor who specialises on animals – small animals, horses, animals in zoos, or livestock. Most veterinarians diagnose animal health problems, vaccinate against diseases, medicate animals suffering from infections or illnesses, treat and dress wounds, set fractures, perform surgery, and advise owners about animal feeding, behaviour, and breeding.

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Market Demand

The local demand for veterinarians is expected to increase as more people bring their pets to private practices for care. Veterinarians also fill roles related to animal safety, disease control and public health. Most veterinary graduates are attracted to small-animal care hence there will be fewer opportunities in that area. With that said, job opportunities are expected to be aplenty in large animal practice, public health & food safety, and government since only a few veterinarians compete to work in these fields.

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Education

To become a veterinarian one must earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Admission to veterinary school is competitive. The number of accredited veterinary universities has remained the same in Malaysia, but the number of applicants has risen significantly.

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