A Veterinarian (Level 2)

Written By: T. Pascal Brown

Description: An article explaining the work of a veterinarian (i.e. a vet = an animal doctor).

Instructions: Read the sentences below and answer the questions or fill in the spaces

A veterinarian is an animal doctor.

Sometimes a veterinarian is called a vet.

A veterinarian helps to treat* sick or injured* animals.

You can find a veterinarian working in a zoo* or a farm.

To be a veterinarian, you need to love animals.

A veterinarian must be nice to the animals too.

You also need to be responsible* and patient.

You must also be good at handling* the animals.

A veterinarian must know a lot about animal diseases*.

You need to study veterinarian science* at university or college.


1. Treat – to make someone or something get better

2. Injured – hurt in an accident or attack

3. Zoo – A place where wild animals e.g. lions and elephants are kept

4. Responsible – must be trusted to do the right thing

5. Handling – the way a person deals with something or someone

6. Diseases – things that make people or animals sick

7. Veterinarian science – the study on how to treat animals and understanding animal diseases