Find out what it takes to be a veterinarian with character... Veterinarians need many skills, including: •The ability to analyze problems; •Knowledge of new developments and techniques in veterinarian medicine; •The confidence to handle animals who are sick or injured; and •Communication skills for speaking with animal owners and other professionals. Veterinarians don't only work with animals; they also work with people. That's why these professionals need the core qualities of good character— Integrity... Compassion... Courage... Responsibility... A sense of fairness... Self-discipline... And citizenship. A career in veterinary medicine can be both rewarding and exciting. Veterinarian will tell you more.