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    Veterinarians conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, and apply medical knowledge in the veterinary field.

    Tasks include -

    (a) conducting research, improving or developing concepts, theories and operational methods;

    (b) conducting examinations and diagnosing diseases or injuries of animals;

    (c) administering surgical or medical veterinary treatment;

    (d) testing dairy and other herds and inoculating animals against diseases;

    (e) advising on care and breeding of animals;

    (f) inspecting quality, purity and safety of food made wholly or partly from raw materials of animal origin intended for human consumption;

    (g) assisting in epidemiological, radiological and other surveillance of animal health;

    (h) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (i) performing related tasks;

    (j) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Veterinarian

  • Veterinarian, epidemiology

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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.