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Job Title: State/Regulatory Veterinarian

Description: Inspect livestock at fairs, livestock auction facilities, and animal management facilities. Oversee animal health programs in state, including livestock health, regulation of livestock dealers and markets, regulation of pet dealers, regulation of municipal animal shelters and dog control officers. Investigate possible foreign animal disease outbreaks.

Degree Required: DVM

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is usually a 4 year full-time program that begins after earning a BS or MS degree. The first 3 years generally includes classwork and the final year involves practical hands-on learning in a clinical setting. A veterinary career may also require a year or more of residency in a specific field upon graduation.

Skills Required: Bilingual, Computer skills, Creative writing skills, Farm animal care, Leadership abilities, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Managing material resources, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government

Relative Salary:  $$$$$

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    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.