Educating Tomorrow’s Veterinarians:
Dr. Colleen Engel received her DVM from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She works in small animal private practice.
With a degree in veterinary medicine, the possibilities are endless. From private practice to public health, working locally to traveling internationally, farm animal care to wildlife medicine, there are a broad range of careers to choose from.
Our students choose careers in:
- Private practice working in small animal clinics, farm and agricultural animal health, or equine medicine
- Local, state, and federal agencies working as a state veterinarian, a USDA inspector, or with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Public health working to improve human health through disease control and prevention or ensuring a safe food supply
- Academia working as researchers and professors
- Other career opportunities may include zoo animal practice, equine sports medicine, wildlife animal medicine, marine biology, and aquatic animal medicine.
Salary and Job Growth
- The median annual wage of veterinarians was $82,040 in May 2010 (U.S. Department of Labor).
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for veterinarians will have a faster than average expected job growth rate (36 percent) from 2010 to 2020, with good job opportunities in government and farm animal care.
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