Focus on the profession of veterinarian

July 22, 2021 | by: David Kodjani

The profession of veterinarian consists in diagnosing, treating and operating on domestic and wild animals. A veterinarian works in town, in an office or in the countryside.

In town, he will have to deal with dogs, cats, rodents, birds ... while in the countryside we will find horses, cows, pigs ... even wild animals.

The veterinarian is a doctor, at the same time general practitioner, surgeon, radiologist and even dentist. He can be assisted by a veterinary assistant.

A veterinarian can also work in a large company where he will participate in the preparation of food for animals or design drugs that will be intended for them. In this context, he may have to do research.

Educator, available, diplomat, self-confidence and responsiveness are the qualities that a veterinarian must have.

Veterinary training

To become a veterinarian, it is recommended after the third, to prepare a Scientific Bac. You have to have great results in the Bac to hope to be accepted into a school of veterinary science and medicine.

The renowned school in this field in West Africa is the EISMV (School Inter-State of Sciences and Medicine Veterinarian ) from Dakar.

Created in 1968, EISMV is a veterinary faculty for all French-speaking African states. It has a dual vocation of teaching and research in veterinary medicine in Africa. The establishment with a pan-African vocation is integrated into the UCAD University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar.

It covers 20 African countries including 14 Member States (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo) and has already trained more than 1,500 students .

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