Career Advice

4 Facts You Need to Know About the Veterinary Field

Hire Local 18 April, 2018

These four veterinary facts will give you some useful knowledge on the way to your new career.

  1. You Can Make up to Five Figures

An entry-level veterinarian could make up to 30,000 pounds annually. There’s room to grow though, as some vets with years of experience earn up to about 45,000 pounds a year and those with the most experience bring home between 65,000 and 73,000 pounds.

  1. There Are Plenty of Options for Earning Your Degree

Before you can be considered for a veterinary job, you’ll need to have a veterinary medicine or science degree. This must be certified by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or RCVS. You should consider schools like the University of Nottingham, the University of Glasgow, the University of Cambridge, and the Royal Veterinary College in London (to name a few) to get your RCVS.

  1. Volunteering Is a Smart Way to Start Your Career

You might want to spend some time at the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals or PDSA as well as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or RSPCA if you’re lacking experience. Volunteering with animals at these or other charities, catteries, kennels, stables, and farms proves your expertise with animal care.

  1. You Don’t Necessarily Have to Work at Vet’s Office

Sure, most veterinarians will work at a vet’s office or even open their own practice. Those aren’t your only choices, though. You may also work with pharmaceutical companies, government agencies (such as the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency), research institutes, animal charities, and zoos.

Now that you know these exciting facts about life in the veterinary field, you’re probably ready to make a career switch. This is a booming job sector that’s certainly worth exploring, so apply to veterinary jobs today!