So you think you want to be a vet

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This presentation was given by Dr. Mara Mullinix to the youth participants in the 2013 Lambing & Kidding School in Keedysville, Maryland.


  • 1.So You Think You Want To Be A Vet? By: Mara L. Mullinix D.V.MSo

2. Veterinary Medicine Careers; Lots To Choose From Public Health Teaching & Research Industry Regulatory Medicine Uniformed Services Private Practice 3. Private Practice Examine animal patients Vaccinate against infectious disease Diagnose diseases Perform medical & surgical treatment Prevent transmission of disease Advise owners how to keep their pets healthy 4. Companion & Exotic Animal Practice 5. Food Animal Practice 6. Mixed Animal Practice 7. Species-Specific Animal Practice 8. Veterinary Specialists Oncologist Neurologist 9. Pets in the United States59 Million53 Million3.5 Million4 Million4.8 Million5.7 Million55.6 Million13 Million 10. Teaching & Research 11. Teaching & Research Prevent and Solve health problems that affect animals and humans Develop ways to reduce or eliminate the threat of disease 12. Regulatory Medicine Quarintine and inspect animals and animal products brought into the country Test for the presence of disease and supervise animal shipments Enforce animal welfare laws 13. Public Health Study effects of pesticides & other pollutants Make sure medicines & food additives are safe and effective Investigate disease outbreaks Evaluate safety of food processing and water supply 14. Where Can These Veterinarians Work? United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 15. Uniformed Services Manage infectious diseases control programs Monitor and Control insect-borne diseases Manage human disease vaccination programs 16. Industry Develop, test and supervise production of drugs, chemicals and vaccines 17. The Possibilities Are Endless Where do veterinarians work? Aquariums Classrooms Farms Hospitals and Clinics Laboratories Zoos almost anywhere!!!! 18. High School Preparation Good Grades in Math and Science Experience working with animals Communication skills Leadership skills Well rounded in Extracurricular Activities 19. How Do You Get Experience? Volunteer or perform internships at veterinary hospitals, clinics, animals shelters or rescues Shadow a veterinarian Join a club like 4-H or FFA Work on a farm or research facility 20. College Preparation Study Math and Science Veterinary and animal-related experience Join a pre-veterinary club Complete degree related to veterinary medicine : Biology, chemistry, biochemistry, animal science with a focus on other degree agriculture engineering Pre-veterinary Medicine Degree??? 21. Admission To Veterinary School Great Grades in Math and Science Courses Veterinary and Animal-Related Experience 22. U.S. Veterinary Medical Colleges Get map of Veterinary Colleges 23. Veterinary Technicians Work Closely with the Veterinarian Restrains animals Performs certain procedures and tests Administers treatments and monitors patients and Much More 24. Many Opportunities 25. Additional Resources American (AVMA)Veterinary Medical Association www.avma.orgAssociation of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) www.aavmc.orgNational Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)