The Career Doctor™

by Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez

Looking for a first job? Thinking of changing careers? Facing a lay-off? The Career Doctor™ is a Larchmont psychologist specializing in career counseling. If you'd like to ask a question of your own, use our anonymous form, and she might answer you here. Read more about the Career Doctor here. Contact information is here.

TELL ME ABOUT VETERINARY JOBS.

Dear Career Doctor:

Tell me about veterinary jobs.

Anil88

Dear Anil:

The main job in the field is, of course, a veterinarian. Some vets special in large animals like cattle and horses, others specialize in treating small animals and pets.

These days becoming a vet is even more difficult than becoming an M.D. Here's why: There are very few schools of veterinary medicine -- fewer than one per state. Since the states usually subsidize the training, which is extremely expensive, preference is given to in-state applicants.

There are other related positions in the field which require less expensive training, but also tend to be less lucrative: veterinary assistant, animal breeder, groomer, trainer or boarder.

The Career Doctor


 

The Career Doctor™ is Larchmont psychologist and career counselor, Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez.

Her office is at 90 Beechtree Drive in Larchmont, 914-834-1982.

 

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