Veterinary Medicine

Carolynn Kuske working as a Veterinary Assistant for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA.

Carolynn Kuske working as a Veterinary Assistant for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA.

The AAVMC states that besides medical skills, veterinarians often take a holistic approach to human well-being and animal welfare that, combined with communications and problem-solving skills, makes veterinarians uniquely qualified to fulfill a variety of roles. Many veterinarians, of course, provide care for companion animals through private medical practices, but veterinarians are also involved in promoting the health and welfare of farm animals, exotic animals, working animals (like those in the equine industry), and those that need a healthy environment in which to thrive, whether that environment is a rain forest, a desert or even the ocean.