Veterinarians ·  Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.



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Licensing Information ·   Veterinarian

Licensing Description:
Applicants shall submit an application proving that he or she is a graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine, has completed a veterinary candidacy program after graduation, and has passed an examination or examinations as prescribed by board rule.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Veterinary Medical Board
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 633
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0633
vets@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/veterinarian.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri2,782
The West Central Region97


Occupational Tasks ·  Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
· Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
· Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper.
· Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
· Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
· Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals.
· Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
· Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals.
· Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.
· Euthanize animals.
· Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans, and that comply with applicable government regulations.
· Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the causes of animals' deaths.
· Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, and maintaining business records.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Active Listening 96%
·  Reading Comprehension 92%
·  Critical Thinking 89%
·  Complex Problem Solving 87%
·  Speaking 87%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 86%
·  Science 86%
·  Time Management 85%
·  Active Learning 82%
·  Mathematics 78%