Care for the health of animals. They diagnose, treat, or research medical conditions, reproduction and lineage, productivity improvers, infections and diseases of livestock, sporting (racetracks), laboratories and zoo animals as well as those in domestic environs.
Veterinarians diagnose, prevent and treat diseases, injuries, infections 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. They also advise on measures to prevent the occurrence or spread of diseases, and on ways to improve the health and productivity of animals. They also supervise safety standards for animal food supplies. Some veterinarians may own and manage their own practice and provide specialist veterinary services (e.g. camel, equestrian, scientific breeding programs). They may need to be registered or licensed with a relevant authority or agency.
Job activities and tasks include:
- determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
- treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
- rendering obstetric and dental 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
- providing euthanasia services for animals
Advanced specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
May work either indoors or outdoors depending on the location of their practice or employment. They may also work in a specialist field such as camel racing or horse racing which requires unusual, long and irregular hours; especially those in private practice who may be called upon to treat sick animals at any hour of the day or night.
Bachelor degree in veterinary science or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent
Required Work Experience:
7 - 10 Years and above.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Environment Agency, Dubai Equine Hospital
Less than 5,000
Higher than the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Animal pathologist - Veterinarian - Veterinary epidemiologist - Veterinary intern - Veterinary surgeon
Examples of some related occupations:
Agricultural scientist - Life scientist - Medical practitioner - Veterinary nurse - VET
UAE Industry Groups:
Agriculture, fishery and livestock
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi