Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $94,070.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,168
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 25.30 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Perform medical surgery
Perform minor surgery
Solve clinical problems
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat medical condition of patient
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Provide in home patient care
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct medical tests
Apply traction to patients
Develop medical treatment plans
Perform emergency medical procedures

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Perform animal euthanasia
Diagnose oral diseases or injuries
Diagnose medical conditions
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Identify animal disease or parasites
Diagnose spinal misalignments
Prescribe medication
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Recommend medical devices, drugs, or treatments
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Solve animal breeding problems

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medicine dosages
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze patient activity
Examine patients
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Perform medical research

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Dental Procedures
Critical Care
Internal Medicine
General Practice

Related Licensing Requirements

CSR-Veterinarian (18-0000000111)

IC 35-48-7-5.8 Sec. 5.8. As used in this chapter, "practitioner" means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States.As added by P.L.65-2006, SEC.6.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (3172342054)

Veterinarian (18-0000000059)

In order to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine, candidates must: Have completed a program in veterinary medicine from an accredited college of veterinary sciences or medicine. Have passed successfully the board-administered examination. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary sanctions that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Pay all examination and application fees. More detailed information, including application materials and test dates, may be obtained directly from the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (3172342054)

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