Vet

Vet

Vets provide medical care for animals of all shapes and sizes, treating the diseases and injuries that affect them. Biology is really important subjects for vets, and chemistry and maths can also help them to look after our animal friends.

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From dogs and cats to exotic zoo creatures, vets get to spend their days working with all manner of extraordinary animals. Some vets look after pets in local practices, some provide essential care for farm animals, and some travel the world treating critically endangered creatures.

What's cool about being a vet?

Getting to work with animals every day and helping them enjoy healthy, happy lives

Interacting with the public and teaching them how to look after their pets

Opportunities to travel the world and meet rare animals from faraway places

Subjects you'll need

Treating animals and diagnosing the conditions that affect them will require a strong understanding of biology, so aspiring vets will need to focus on this at school. Chemistry is another useful subject for understanding the various medicines needed to treat animal patients.

Fun fact

As the star of Channel 4 TV series The Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick has helped to save the lives of hundreds of animals using brilliantly inventive treatments. His prosthetic legs for dogs and cats have even earned Noel a Guinness World Record! 

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