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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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Humans and animals live their lives alongside each other. We are inseparable from each other and many jobs exist to care for our animal friends. Vets care for their health while groomers are animal beauticians. In the countryside, the National Parks & Wildlife Service cares for the environment of wild animals, especially endangered ones, while Gamekeepers maintain the numbers of animals used for hunting.

Skills

    critical thinking, animal care, active listening, investigation, communication, independence, observing behaviour, biology, customer service, caring for others, decision making, problem solving, recording information, physical fitness,

Key Facts

2,605
number of vets registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland at the end of 2017
890
number of veterinary nurses registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland at the end of 2017
9%
how many of Irelands wildlife habitats are classified as in a good state
6
the number of national parks in Ireland, in addition there are many more nature reserves and national heritage areas

Labour Market Information

Currently, and for the foreseeable future, employment prospects for Veterinary Nurses are very good. Veterinary Assistants can also take advantage of the increasing employment opportunities in this field for veterinary technicians, animal lab technicians, and animal hospital assistants.

The practice of veterinary medicine is changing. In addition to applying new technology to the care of animals, Vets help to preserve endangered species, provide high standards of care for laboratory animals, and carry out high-quality research to solve problems of animal disease while contributing to the resolution of human health problems. 

Pet owners are increasingly seeking non-traditional services, such as preventative treatments and dental care. Advances in the veterinary field now allow vets to offer procedures for pets that were previously only available to humans, such as hip replacement surgery.

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