So You Want To Be A Veterinarian

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So You Want To Be A Veterinarian

by Abimael Manso, an ESL student at Oracle Charter high school in Buffalo, New York

Hi, my name is Abimael Manso. One career I am interested in, is to be a veterinarian. When an animal is sick, the vets examine to find out why. They look for clues in the way an animal looks, acts,and smells. For, example if a dog is walking in a strange way, that might be because it hurt its leg. Vets need to look carefully because animals can’t say what is wrong.

Vets also give blood tests, x-rays, and other tests, looking for clues about an animal’s illnesses. Then, vets decide what kind of medicine the animal needs. Vets prevent problems by giving vaccinations, check-ups and fixing their teeth. They also, teach owners how to feed and train their animals. Vets use special tools to perform surgeries. They fix broken bones, take out tumors, replace knees, hips and more. Vets also, treat and cover wounds. They need to be ready to see blood, organs, and bones.

Most vets treat small pets, including dogs, cats, and gerbils. But a few focus on large animals, such as sheep, cows and horses. Large animals vets usually drive to ranches and stables where their patients live. They check for infections in the animals and give advice to the animal’s owners. Often, they help when the animals give birth.


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