College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine Careers
About two-thirds of the veterinarians in the United States are engaged in private practice. This constitutes a wide field with excellent opportunities. Veterinary practice may be:
• General, in which the practitioner offers services in dealing with all species of animals.
• Farm animal, in which the economically important food-producing domestic animals are considered.
• Companion animal, in which domestic animals occupying a companion position with their owners are treated.
• Special, in which only specific conditions or individual species are handled.
Increasingly, veterinarians with advanced specialty training and board certification are offering their services in referral hospitals in metropolitan areas.