Veterinarians

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*NET Detailed Work Activities
O*Net Code
29-1131.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

27 skill sets | 29 total skills
Operate on patients to treat conditions
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
Prescribe medications
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
Immunize patients
Inoculate animals against various diseases, such as rabies or distemper.
Examine patients to assess general physical condition
Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, or other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.
Collect biological specimens from patients
Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Operate diagnostic imaging equipment
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic or ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Communicate health and wellness information to the public
Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
Counsel family members of clients or patients
Counsel clients about the deaths of their pets or about euthanasia decisions for their pets.
Manage healthcare operations
Direct the overall operations of animal hospitals, clinics, or mobile services to farms.
Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers
Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, or treatment options.
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Euthanize animals.
Maintain medical or professional knowledge
Attend lectures, conferences, or continuing education courses.
Supervise medical support personnel
Train or supervise workers who handle or care for animals.
Train medical providers
Train or supervise workers who handle or care for animals.
Determine protocols for medical procedures
Establish or conduct quarantine or testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans and that comply with applicable government regulations.
Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues
Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible.
Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals.
Provide care for animals
Provide care to a wide range of animals or specialize in a particular species, such as horses or exotic birds.
Maintain medical facility records
Perform administrative or business management tasks, such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.
Perform clerical work in medical settings
Perform administrative or business management tasks, such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.
Schedule patient procedures or appointments
Perform administrative or business management tasks, such as scheduling appointments, accepting payments from clients, budgeting, or maintaining business records.
Inspect facilities for cleanliness
Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards
Inspect animal housing facilities to determine their cleanliness and adequacy.
Develop medical treatment plans
Plan or execute animal nutrition or reproduction programs.
Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment
Drive mobile clinic vans to farms so that health problems can be treated or prevented.
Analyze medical data to determine cause of death
Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the causes of animals' deaths.