Considering a career?Try Veterinary Medicine

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If animals and medicine are both your passions, then one way of possibly combining the love of the two is by practicing as a Veterinary Surgeon. A Veterinary Surgeon is a person trained in animal health and welfare. Vets or Veterinarians-as they are sometimes called-have the responsibility of providing medical and surgical treatment to a wide variety of animals that include domestic, farm and zoo animals. Vets-as in human medicine-can work in general practice or they can specialise in any one of these fields:

  • ophthalmology
  • anesthesiology
  • radiology
  • internal medicine
  • dermatology
  • cardiology

What are some of the tasks that Veterinary Surgeons attend to?

  • Inspecting, handling and treating a wide variety of animals
  • Conducting tests such as X-Rays and ultrasound scans
  • Conducting animal surgery
  • Consulting and giving advice to animal owners
  • Managing finances, administrative work and leadership
  • Advising on Nutrition
  • Working with other health care professionals in Public Health

What are the requirements that one needs to eventually practice as a Veterinary Surgeon?

To practice as a Veterinary Surgeon in Zimbabwe an individual needs to study for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) with the University of Zimbabwe. Individuals with other international veterinary qualifications can practice provided their documents are assessed by relevant authorities.

What employment opportunities exist for Veterinary Surgeons?

Employment opportunities for Vet Surgeons exist in any one of the following fields:

  • Private Practice
  • Government
  • Agriculture
  • Consultancy
  • Research
  • Lecturing
  • Public Health

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