Specializing as a Veterinary Practitioner

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Become an expert in a specific species. Becoming a veterinarian doesn’t always mean you will end up working in a typical veterinary clinic dealing with common household cats and dogs; there are a number of areas that can be specialized in. Currently there are 41 specialties recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These specialties range from animal welfare, to dentistry, to surgery, and of course veterinary practitioners. To become a specialist, a veterinarian is required to pass an examination that evaluates their knowledge in their specialty area. Within the…

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