What is a typical veterinarian work day like?

A typical day of veterinarian work starts at about 9:00 AM. Depending on the practice, a particular day may be entirely or partially blocked off for surgical procedures, such as spays and neuters. The rest of the time is spent seeing appointments. These appointments may be for annual check-ups or more serious matters like vomiting or diarrhea. Typically a veterinary technician will first get the history and vitals of the patient, before relaying all of the information to the veterinarian. From then on, the veterinarian performs a physical examination and comes up with the medical plan. Some of the day may be spent doing research or referring to specialists.