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Job Description: 

Veterinarians diagnose, prevent and treat diseases, injuries and dysfunctions of animals. They may provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in the treatment of a particular animal group or in a particular specialty area, or provide professional services to commercial firms producing biological and pharmaceutical products.


Determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

915 - Veterinary Medicine
916 - Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences

Specific Occupations: 

225101 - Veterinarian
Description : Diagnoses, treats and prevents animal diseases, ailments and injuries.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Animal Doctor, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Veterinary Parasitologist, Veterinary Pathologist, Veterinary Surgeon

225102 - Veterinary Public Health Professional / Practitioner
Description : Conducts and oversees the provision of advanced Veterinary Services in any of the following fields: diseases control, import and export policy & control, epidemiology, quarantine, veterinary public health, animal welfare, animal health, laboratory diagnostics and related remedies.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No

225103 - Livestock Inspector
Description : Inspects livestock for disease to ensure compliance with laws and regulations to prevent the spread of exotic pests and diseases.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Agricultural Veterinary Inspector, Animal Health Officer, SPCA Inspector

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa