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Veterinarian Joanna Smith
 The career that I am interested in pursuing is becoming aveterinary surgeon. This career includes taking care of 
sick and injured animals. After they have found the causeof the illness they try to cure it with medicine and modernday technology. They also teach the animals owners howto feed, train and care for their animals. MostVeterinarians specialize in either small or large animals.Personally I would like to care for small animals.In North Carolina there are many facilities that can helpyou care for your animal. In my community there aremultiple facilities including: Kildaire Animal MedicalCenter, Cary Veterinary Hospital and Animal EmergencyClinic. Cary veterinary hospital is the largest of them all. The other two are relatively small. They are all located inCary, North Carolina and have all the up to datetechnology.For this profession you need a minimum of eight years.Four years in a regular college and then another fouryears in a veterinary medicine school. In this professionyou have to take care of a multitude of animals rangefrom dogs and cats to more exotic species like iguanasand dolphins.
Sr. Animal Program VeterinarianSAIC Frederick, Inc., the operations and technical supportcontractor for the National Cancer Institute-Frederick hasan excellent opportunity for a Sr. Animal ProgramVeterinarian. You will oversee animal-based researchsupport programs involving one or more species of laboratory animals maintained in multiple animal facilitiesat the NCI-Frederick. Will serve as Head of Laboratory of Animal Medicine, LASP and attending veterinarian for theNCI-Frederick animal program. Responsible for fullmanagement over issues pertaining to laboratory animalhusbandry, health and welfare. Will direct or administerveterinary medical, diagnostic, surgical and clinicaltreatment procedures to various species, includingrodents and frogs. Responsibilities also include:establishing guidelines and administering procedures toensure full compliance with all applicable regulations andstandards to maintain AAALAC accreditation of the animalcare and use program; will supervise a veterinary staff comprised of an Animal Program Veterinarian andVeterinary Associate; conducting training programs foranimal caretakers, technicians and research staff utilizingresearch animals; providing consultative services toscientific and technical personnel pertaining to theselection and use of animals, development or evaluationof animal research protocols or production facilities, andin-depth evaluation of the relationships of animal diseaseto research programs. Shares emergency on-call dutieswith other veterinarians. Serves as member of NCI AnimalCare and Use Committee.

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