A Veterinarian, simply known as Vet, examines, conducts diagnostic tests such as CT scans, x-rays, urinalysis and blood tests, administers medication and performs surgery to treat diseases, injuries or disorders of animals. Since animals are not capable of vocalizing symptoms, a Veterinarian relies on the clinical signs exhibited by animals for administering treatment which is similar to pediatric medicine.
Much of a Veterinarian’s work focuses on prophylactic treatment to prevent health issues on animals from occurring in the future. Vets perform interventions of common diseases on animals including vaccination against rabies or distemper. They also educate the pets’ owners so as to avoid behavioral and medical issues in the future. Some other potential job titles of Veterinarian are Small Animal Veterinarian, Veterinary Medicine Doctor (DVM), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Emergency Veterinarian, Staff Veterinarian, Veterinary Surgeon, Large Animal Veterinarian, Medical Director and Companion Animal Practitioner.
To qualify for a TN Visa as a Veterinarian, the applicant for the TN visa must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- D.V.M., D.M.V. or Doctor en Veterinaria; OR
- State/provincial license.
The applicant for a TN Visa as a Veterinarian must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed support letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN Visa stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for a TN Visa as a Veterinarian.
A qualified Veterinarian can obtain TN Visa Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to three years provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN Visa professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.