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Veterinarians provide medical care to animals on a daily basis. They take care of animals providing them with treatment if they are sick in addition to administering preventative medicine.
Veterinarians treat many different types of animals from household pets to larger farm animals to exotic animals found in zoos and aquariums. Veterinarians can also be found working for government agencies using their expertise to make sure that animal facilities are following appropriate medical and management guidelines.
A veterinarian can provide general medical care to animals in addition to providing specialized treatment in various areas of animal health and wellness.
Universities and research laboratories may also employ veterinarians to teach, do research and provide care for the animals housed at the university.