What is Veterinary Medicine?

Veterinary medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury in animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Pet Doctors provide treatment and care to companion animals (such as cats and dog), exotics (such as budgies, guinea pigs and mice), and large production animals (such as cows and sheep).

Veterinary care in any clinic is led by a Vet, whose role is the equivalent of a doctor in human medicine, and supported by Veterinary Nurses, who work alongside the Vet, much like human health nurses do a doctor.

Are you keen on joining the industry?

If you’re keen on joining the Veterinary Industry, there are a few paths you can go down.The people who work in our clinics are a mix of Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses, Client Relations and Animal Care Attendants. For some of these positions, you will require a formal qualification and/or previous experience, but for others, all you need is excellent communication skills, loads of enthusiasm and a hard work ethic!

Becoming a Vet or Vet Nurse:

If you’re interested in becoming a Veterinarian or Veterinary Nurse, you will need to have a formal qualification under your belt.

Click below to find out about:

- A career as a Veterinarian

- A career as a Veterinary Nurse

At Pet Doctors, we support the Massey Veterinary School in their programme and work with the students during their 2nd and 5th years. We also work alongside the Vet Nurse Plus students by providing them with the opportunity to gain hands on experience while they learn.

If you would like more information about working at Pet Doctors, becoming a Vet or Veterinary Nurse, please get in touch with us and we can point you in the right direction.