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Will "Veterinarians" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 24% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

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or 4% probability of automation

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by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $42.67 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 122 out of 706

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Job description

Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

SOC Code: 29-1131

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Aaron says
You could probably use apps and AI to diagnose your pets illnesses and ailments. AI could make vets and vet techs jobs a lot easier, removing a lot of responsibilities, which in my mind would make their job not as demanding therefore lower wages.
Dec 03, 2019 at 08:44 PM
blevin (No chance) says
you are just silly if you think that a robot can take care of my cat
Dec 02, 2019 at 02:55 AM
avichal (Small chance) says
It requires understanding of an animal so no ai can do it
Nov 26, 2019 at 10:38 AM
Leona (Small chance) says
Because pets could die and then no more vets
Nov 14, 2019 at 02:09 PM
pp says
This job should not be taken by robots because humans have sympathy and can understand
what the patient is feeling and can treat it better with more care
Nov 12, 2019 at 09:51 AM
Mlepnos says
I am glad that we will still have a job to do
Nov 07, 2019 at 11:13 PM
17hn11 says
This is good because you wouldn't take the animals to the vets if they were robots and they wouldn't do the right thing with medicine and operations because they would do it wrong and the animals may die
Sep 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Sam (Small chance) says
i think that people will not want to bring their animals into a place with ai or robots. they will want to talk to a person who they can connect with and feel safe with because they know they are experienced and love animals.
Jul 12, 2019 at 02:27 AM
abdulaziz (Small chance) says
hopefully no
Jul 07, 2019 at 12:47 PM
Foo (Highly likely) says
Just like with human doctors, the job can be divided into two parts: Diagnostics and Treatment. Diagnostics is really hard, because there is so much data and research material and you need to combine all of this to make the diagnosis. This is something that is actually really easy for AI to do and with much better accuracy than what humans can do. Even if human doctor is kept to make the final judgement, just having AI to prevent misdiagnosis will reduce the need of human work in both diagnosis and treatment as correct cure is found faster.
Apr 30, 2019 at 08:01 PM
S (No chance) says
No one sane would risk a pricey robot getting bitten, scratched or kicked...
Apr 05, 2019 at 06:27 PM

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