Languages and being a vet
Being a vet is about tending to animals big and small, but in today’s world of food safety, EU rules, animal protection and the equine industry it is not just about sick cattle and pets. Vets need to keep up with the developments of the field including their international peer community.
It helps to have a working knowledge of a foreign language to navigate in that community whether you have your own local clinic or work in another role. For many international veterinary jobs advertised you need language skills.
Food safety, research, teaching or public health jobs all demand staying on top of the latest international knowledge wherever you are based. If you are interested in any of the EU jobs in the veterinary field, you should compliment your studies with a foreign language. In animal health control and consumer protection you can come into contact with other jurisdictions where language skills will be useful.
Languages and working with animals
If you work in the eqiune industry, you are likely to be connected to the world of foreign languages and all the international players in the industry. You may visit Hungary or France, or meet international horse breeders at home and abroad. Language skills will give you confidence in this environment.
If you choose to study zoology, you are likely to either do field work anywhere around the globe or become an academic. Academics are completely international, and can well end up working in any of the universities of the world.