The veterinary industry offers a wide range of jobs for anyone interested in working with animals, including roles as a veterinary nurse or surgeon. Education and training is of course vital if you’re looking to enter the veterinary industry, but personal qualities are important too.
It’s important to choose a role that suits your strengths and personality type, so if you’re thinking about choosing a veterinary career, read on to discover some of the specific qualities you’ll need.
Compassion and sensitivity is key, as well as a genuine passion and love for animals. You’ll often be working with unwell animals and worried owners, so you’ll need to be kind and sensitive. This includes treating animals in a soothing, calm manner and being sensitive to owner’s worries and concerns.
Strong communication skills are essential, as vets often have to explain scientific procedures or treatment options in a way that’s relatable for owners. You may also need to delegate and give instructions to staff if you’re a veterinary surgeon or head of a practice.
The work of a vet is highly varied and you’ll often need to make decisions quickly. This includes choosing which methods to use to treat injuries or illnesses, including in an emergency when you’re likely to be under increased pressure. You’ll also need to be confident in making difficult decisions, such as when to euthanize animals.
It’s likely that you’ll encounter many cases that don’t have an immediately obvious diagnosis or solution. Vets need to possess excellent problem solving skills to identify what’s ailing the animals brought into their care. You’ll also need strong diagnostic skills when it comes to choosing the right treatments and drug therapies.
If you need help securing the perfect role for your veterinary career, get in touch with the experts at VetPro Recruitment. Browse the latest vacancies using our online database or get in touch with one of our highly experienced recruiters for help matching you with the best role. We treat each case individually and are committed to finding you a role that ideally suits your skill set and qualifications. For more information about how we can help, give us a call today or register now via our website.