A Research Study On Veterinary Medicine

1615 Words Dec 12th, 2014 7 Pages
“[Medical] statistics are like a bikini bathing suit: what they reveal is interesting; what they conceal is vital.”- Aaron Levenstein. Statistics in veterinary medicine is very interesting but can, also, be easily overlooked. Most people don 't take into account how big of a role statistics and numbers play in the medical field. From how much medicine to feed your cat to the probability your rabbit will survive a life-saving surgery; all these require statistics in one form or another. Before getting to the medicine, statistics are used to determine the schooling for a veterinarian, veterinarian technician, and veterinarian assistant and the salary each makes after completing school. In the business aspect, it 's used to determine if setting up a veterinarian 's office in a certain area is worth it. Statistics in the medical field are used to determine the risks and odds of surviving a surgery, it 's also used for the probability of error during surgery and recovery. The last field statistics comes to play is in the medicine itself. When a medicine is prescribed, area under the circle is used to determine how much of a medicine to use. Statistics in veterinary medicine isn 't all about the medicine it 's also about the schooling. On average a veterinarian goes to college for eight years- four years as an undergrad and four years in vet school (avma.org). The average salary for a veterinarian in Massachusetts is $89,000, 20% higher than the average salary for veterinarians…
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