The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what is the matter— he just has to know.” —Will Rogers
All States and the District of Columbia require that all veterinarians be licensed before practicing. Licensing is controlled by the States and is not uniform, although all States require the successful completion of the D.V.M. degree— or equivalent education— and a passing grade on a national board examination, the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam.
AVERAGE SALARY Median annual wages of veterinarians were $79,050 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $61,370 and $104,110. The lowest ten percent earned less than $46,610, and the highest ten percent earned more than $143,660.
PATIENCE A quality that one must have in order to become a successful veterinarian due to the lack of communication skills between doctor and patient.
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