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Veterinarians

Veterinarians diagnose and treat animal injuries, diseases and disorders, and advise on preventative action. They may work in practices, specialising according to their location in either a rural or urban area, or in the public sector or associated industries such as pharmaceuticals, food production or drug regulation.

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About this Career

£37,204

Average salary

New workers start around £15,126.01. Normal pay is £37,204 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £80,434.32.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Maintains records, raises and forwards reports and certificates in compliance with current legislation.
  • Carries out expert witness work and undertakes teaching of veterinary students.
  • Performs ante-mortem inspection of animals destined for the food chain, and animal post-mortem examinations.
  • Performs tasks relating to food safety policy, regulation of veterinary drugs, quality control of veterinary products.
  • Euthanases old, sick, terminally ill and unwanted animals.
  • Investigates outbreaks of animal diseases and advises owners on feeding, breeding and general care.
  • Administers local or general anaesthetics and performs surgery.
  • Inoculates animals against communicable diseases.
  • Examines animals, diagnoses condition and prescribes and administers appropriate drugs, dressings, etc., and arranges or undertakes any necessary x-ray or other tests.

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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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