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.


Dear Career Doctor:

Tell me about veterinary jobs.


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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