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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)


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • To understand advanced sciences

    • Know why, not just what and how

    • No guess diagnosis

    • No shotgun therapies


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • 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


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Fields of employment

    • Companion animal health

    • Exotic animal health

    • Food animal health

    • Laboratory animal health

    • Human health


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Kinds of employment (types)

    • Private veterinary practice

      • Clinical service – individual animals, animal populations

      • Laboratory service

      • Consultant service


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • 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


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Communication skills (people person) (people skills)

  • Business skills (private practice)

  • Long work days (night, week-end emergencies - private practice)

    • Not based on: “I love animals.”


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Make commitment (focus, blinders)

    • Highly motivated and dedicated

  • Work with veterinarians

    • Develop veterinary experience

  • Work with animals

    • Develop animal experience


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Plan HS curriculum with advanced sciences

    • Calculus

    • Physics

    • Chemistry

    • Zoology (genetics, nutrition, biology)

    • Microbiology

    • Animal science (Ag Sc)


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Participate in extra-curricular leadership and citizenship activities

    • 4-H Veterinary Science Program

    • 4-H animal projects

    • FFA animal projects

    • Ag Co-op program

    • Animal associations/societies memberships

    • Animal publication subscriptions

    • Animal show/performance clubs


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Initial enrollment

    • 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 PreparationPre-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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Texas 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

  • Leadership activities

  • Citizenship activities

  • Veterinary experience

  • Animal experience

  • Academic rigor

  • Course loads


Professional program application process cvm tamu

Professional Program Application Process CVM-TAMU

  • Submit application by October 1

    • (400 applicants)

  • Application score – 300 points

    http://www.cvm.tamu.edu


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Academic Performance Score – 180 points

    • OA GPA40 points

    • Sci GPA40 points

    • L45 hrs GPA40 points

    • GRE60 points

      • Analytical - 25

      • Quantitative - 25

      • Verbal - 10


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Professional Preparation Score – 120 points

    • Veterinary experience16 points

    • Animal experience12 points

    • Course load12 points

    • Academic rigor12 points

    • Background28 points

    • Interview score40 points


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • Interview 225 applicants

    • 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

  • 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


The profession of veterinary medicine professional career development

  • 4VM (46 credit hours clinics)

    • 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 DevelopmentVeterinary 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 DevelopmentVeterinary 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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