Jean Chalhoub

About the job:

What you do

As a Veterinarian, your goal is to keep animals healthy in different ways. You diagnose their diseases and come up with suitable treatments. You also tend to their injuries and wounds.

The tough stuff

As a Veterinarian, you will have to:

  • Remain calm when animals are agitated
  • Be comfortable sharing difficult news with the animal's owner
  • Study many years to get your degree
The cool stuff

As a Veterinarian, you will get to:

  • Spend your day with animals
  • Help animals become or remain healthy
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-20% nights and weekends

As a veterinarian, you may work on evenings and weekends in emergency cases.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Dexterity (hands and fingers)
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You can directly apply for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree which takes around 7 years
  • You can also get a Bachelors degree in a related field such as Biology or Chemistry and then get your Doctorate degree
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Cats have over 30 muscles to control their ear movements and, surprisingly, Jean knows their names! In this Nooreed Insider Interview with Dr. Jean Chalhoub, Veterinary Surgeon shows us a typical day at his clinic (so many cute pets!). If you love animals and don’t mind being bitten, kicked or scratched, a vet might be the perfect career for you!



Dr. Jean Chalhoub is a Veterinary Surgeon & owner of PetCare, so he works with pets all day, treating illness and performing surgery or just checkups, prevention and grooming. For Jean, the best part of his job is when he can save a pet’s life.