The veterinary industry involves caring for the health and wellbeing of animals. Veterinarians diagnose and treat animal illnesses and injuries, much the same as a medical doctor does for humans. As a vet, you’ll need to have a genuine passion for animals and confidence handling them, as well as strong communication and problem-solving skills. You can choose to specialise in the care of household pets, livestock and farm animals, or wildlife (in captivity, sanctuaries or their natural environment). Veterinary courses are extensive and in-depth, helping students become highly trained professionals with expert medical knowledge and skills.