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There are over 80,000 veterinarians in the USA. What do Veterinarians do? In short, they protect the health of animals and people. Veterinarians address the health needs of every species of animal and play a critical role in environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare and public health. As a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, there are a variety of ways you can participate in this effort. Everyone is familiar with the hometown veterinarian and what they do at the community level. However, veterinarians are also significantly involved with research and development of both human and animal health products, education, and public service. To learn more, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association website and browse the Jobs section.