Summary Veterinarian in Canada
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Veterinarians prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders in animals and advise clients on the feeding, hygiene, housing and general care of animals. They can also perform surgical procedures. They work in private practice or may be employed by animal clinics, farms, laboratories, government or industry.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Diagnose diseases or abnormal conditions in individual animals, herds and flocks through physical examinations or laboratory tests
- Hire and train staff
- Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds or performing surgery
- Administer budget
- Vaccinate animals to prevent and treat diseases
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