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Veterinarian
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Veterinary Surgeon.

Diagnoses, treats and prevents animal diseases, ailments and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
  • determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
  • performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
  • rendering obstetric services to animals
  • participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
  • inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases
  • performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • advising clients on health, nutrition and feeding, hygiene, breeding and care of animals
  • may provide professional services to commercial firms producing biological and pharmaceutical products
Specialisations
  • Veterinary Parasitologist
  • Veterinary Pathologist
Job prospects for Veterinarians in Victoria

Occupation in the Veterinarians group include Veterinarian

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,200 Veterinarians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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