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FC: Danielle ReCoy | Avian Veterinarian
1: Avian Veterinarian Danielle ReCoy
2: Job Description | The typical routine for an avian vet (in companion bird practice) includes performing basic exams, diagnosing illnesses, drawing blood, prescribing medications, making dietary recommendations, setting fractures, performing surgeries, and completing follow up exams. It is common for avian veterinarians to work a five to six day week with additional “on call” emergency hours always a possibility. Avian veterinarians that work in the poultry production industry may work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions. Companion bird veterinarians usually work in an office setting
4: Education and Training | All avian veterinarians must graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) After graduation, new vets must successfully complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) to be eligible to practice medicine in the United States. Approximately 2,500 vets are qualified to enter the veterinary profession in the U.S. each year after completing their education and passing the NAVLE.
6: Salary Range and Benefits | Health care and dental care for officers at no cost (health care coverage for private practice is estimated at $13,770 for family coverage and $5,049 for single coverage) Low-cost health care and dental care for your family
8: Job Outlook | The growth of veterinary medicine is expected to grow at least 36 % over the next ten years, due to a large increase in the amount of pets being kept. The amount of students accepted into the field will also fall, because of the sheer demand of the field.
10: Advantages | Get to interact with all sorts of birds Feel the satisfaction of saving lives
11: Disadvantages | Emotionally taxing Slight danger from untamed birds
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