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Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to protect public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. Veterinarians treat the injuries and illnesses of pets and other animals with a variety of medical equipment, including surgical tools and x-ray and ultrasound machines.

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Pre-veterinary students apply through the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Application Service (VMCAS). A competitive application includes recommendation letters from faculty members and a veterinarian. 

Students seeking a degree and career in veterinary medicine will find that admission requirements are highly competitive, comparable to those for admission to medical schools. In part, the competitive environment is the result of the small number of programs. 

The University of Florida in Gainesville has a veterinary program; additionally, some FIU alumni attend veterinary school at St. George's University, Grenada, which has an articulation agreement with the University of Florida.

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