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The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

The Profession of Veterinary Medicine Professional Career Development

Veterinary Science

Extension Veterinary Medicine

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M System

http://aevm.tamu.edu


Objectives
Objectives

  • Define veterinary medicine

  • Describe the different career opportunities in veterinary medicine

  • Discuss the role of veterinary medicine in animal health


Profession of veterinary medicine
Profession of Veterinary Medicine

  • To learn and accomplish

    • Specific diagnosis (accurate) (diagnostician)

    • Specific treatment regimen (correct, effective)

      • Drug therapy (Pharmacologist)

      • Surgical therapy (Surgeon)

      • Physical therapy (Physiologist)

      • Dietary therapy (Nutritionist)

    • Specific prevention, control and eradication protocols (Epidemiologist)



  • To improve the quality of life of people and animals

    • Foster health and well-being of animals

    • Enhance production of animal populations

    • Increase economic efficiency and profitability of animal operations

    • Improve production of safe and wholesome food

    • Improve the recreational or working relationship of owners and their animals

      • Companionship, human-animal bond, pleasure


Careers in veterinary medicine
Careers in Veterinary Medicine

  • Positions of employment

    • Veterinarian – 4 years pre-vet college, 4 years veterinary college (8 years college)

    • Veterinary Technician – 2 years college

    • Veterinary Assistant – study course, work experience

      • 4-H Veterinary Science Program

        • Career-oriented curriculum

        • Job-trained apprenticeship


  • Fields of employment

    • Companion animal health

    • Exotic animal health

    • Food animal health

    • Laboratory animal health

    • Human health


  • Kinds of employment (types)

    • Private veterinary practice

      • Clinical service – individual animals, animal populations

      • Laboratory service

      • Consultant service


  • Public veterinary practice

    • Education – teaching, extension (university)

    • Research (university, military)

    • Clinical service (university, military)

    • Laboratory service (university, government)

    • Regulatory (government – USDA, TAHC)

  • Industry (Corporate) veterinary practice

    • Research

    • Laboratory service

    • Clinical service

    • Sales


Professional career development doctor of veterinary medicine
Professional Career DevelopmentDoctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • Evaluate interests and abilities

    • Advanced sciences

    • Animal well-being

    • Kinds of employment

    • Involvement of sick, diseased animals (live and dead) (blood, odor)

    • Compassion and caring for people and animals






  • Initial enrollment activities

    • Junior college (transfer after 31 hours)

    • Senior college

      • Know how to study

      • Study habits

      • Time management

      • Focused

      • Large classes

        http://www.cvm.tamu.edu


Academic preparation pre professional college academic programs
Academic Preparation activitiesPre-professional College Academic Programs

  • Pre-requisites completed in 2 – 4 years (61 hours)

    • Biology

    • Microbiology

    • Genetics

    • Nutrition

    • Inorganic chemistry

    • Organic chemistry

    • Biochemistry

    • Calculus

    • Physics

    • English

    • Animal Science


Life sciences category
Life Sciences Category activities

  • 17 credit hours

    • General biology with lab – 4

    • General Microbiology with lab – 4

    • Genetics – 3

    • Animal nutrition or feed and feeding – 3

    • General animal science – 3


Physical sciences category
Physical Sciences Category activities

  • 32 credit hours

    • Inorganic chemistry with lab – 8

    • Organic chemistry with lab – 8

    • Biochemistry – 5

    • Calculus or statistics – 3

    • Physics – 8


Non sciences category
Non-Sciences Category activities

  • 12 credit hours

    • Composition and rhetoric – 3

    • Literature – 3

    • Speech communication – 3

    • Technical writing – 3


Alternate career program b s degrees
Alternate Career Program – B.S. Degrees activities

  • Biomedical Science (TAMU)

  • Animal Science

    • TAMUS - CS, Commerce, Kingsville, Stephenville, Canyon

    • Texas Tech

    • SFA

    • SHSU

    • Sul Ross

    • TSU

  • Zoology (many)


B s degrees texas a m university college station
B.S. Degrees activitiesTexas A&M University – College Station

  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    • Biomedical Science

  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

    • Animal Science

    • Biological & Agricultural Engineering

    • Biochemistry

    • Genetics

  • College of Science

    • Biology

    • Chemistry

    • Microbiology

    • Molecular & Cell Biology

    • Zoology


Professional preparation
Professional Preparation activities

  • Leadership activities

  • Citizenship activities

  • Veterinary experience

  • Animal experience

  • Academic rigor

  • Course loads


Professional program application process cvm tamu
Professional Program Application Process CVM-TAMU activities

  • Submit application by October 1

    • (400 applicants)

  • Application score – 300 points

    http://www.cvm.tamu.edu




  • Interview 225 applicants activities

    • Top academic and professional preparation scores (veterinary and animal experiences)

    • Select 132 applicants in March

      • Successfully complete professional curriculum

      • Have personal qualities, motivation and dedication to be a veterinarian

      • Top academic and professional preparation scores


Professional college academic program
Professional College Academic Program activities

  • Curriculum (165 credit hours)

    • Four years (off summers VM1 and VM2)

  • 1VM (21 and 19 credit hours)

    • Anatomy, microbiology, physiology, public health

  • 2VM (20 and 20 credit hours)

    • Nutrition, parasitology, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, surgery/anesthesiology, radiology

  • 3VM (18 and 21 credit hours)

    • Large animal medicine, small animal medicine, surgery, clinics, clinical skills, practice management, electives


  • 4VM (46 credit hours clinics) activities

    • 30 weeks – basic case rotations

    • 12 weeks – elective rotations and electives

    • 4 weeks – externship

    • 2 weeks – vacation

  • DVM Degree

    • State and National Board Exams

    • Licensed Veterinarian by State

      http://www.cvm.tamu.edu


Career development veterinary technician
Career Development activitiesVeterinary Technician

  • Associate Degree (2 years college)

    • Veterinary Technology

      (Lone Star College, The Vet Tech Institute, Cedar Valley College,

      Palo Alto College, Sul Ross State University, Midland College,

      McLennan Community College)

  • B. S. Degree (4 years college)

    • Biomedical Science

      (Texas A&M University)

  • State and National Board Exams

    • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

    • American Veterinary Medical Association

      • http://www.avma.org


Career development veterinary assistant
Career Development activitiesVeterinary Assistant

  • Study courses, work experience

  • 4-H Veterinary Science Program

    • Career-oriented curriculum

    • Job-trained apprenticeship

    • http://aevm.tamu.edu

  • State Board Exam

    • Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVT)

    • Texas Veterinary Medical Association

    • http://www.tvma.org


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