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Title: Profession of Veterinary Medicine


1
Profession of Veterinary Medicine
  • Angie Dement
  • Extension Assistant Veterinary Medicine
  • Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical
    Sciences
  • Texas AM System
  • http//extensionvetmed.tamu.edu

2
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)

3
  • To understand advanced sciences
  • Know why, not just what and how
  • No guess diagnosis
  • No shotgun therapies

4
  • 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

5
Careers in Veterinary Medicine
  • Positions of employment
  • Veterinarian 4 yrs pre-vet college, 4 yrs vet
    college (8 yrs college)
  • Veterinary Technician 2 yrs college
  • Veterinary Assistant study courses, work
    experience
  • 4-H Veterinary Science Project
  • Career-oriented curriculum (5 yr)
  • Job trained

6
  • Fields of employment
  • Companion animal health
  • Exotic animal health
  • Food animal health
  • Laboratory animal health
  • Human health

7
  • Kinds of employment (types)
  • Private Veterinary Practice
  • Clinical service individual animals, animal
    populations
  • Laboratory service
  • Consultant service

8
  • Public Veterinary Practice
  • Education teaching, extension (university)
  • Research (university, military)
  • Clinical service (university, military)
  • Laboratory service (university, government)
  • Regulatory (government-USDA, TAHC)
  • Industry Veterinary Practice
  • Research (pharmaceutical, food companies)
  • Sales (pharmaceutical, food companies)

9
Professional Career Development
  • 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

10
  • 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.

11
  • Make commitment (focus, blinders)
  • Highly motivated and dedicated
  • Work with veterinarians
  • Develop veterinary experience
  • Work with animals
  • Develop animal experience

12
  • Plan HS curriculum with advanced sciences
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Zoology (genetics, nutrition, biology)
  • Microbiology
  • Animal science (Ag Sc)

13
  • Participate in extra-curricular leadership and
    citizenship activities
  • 4-H Veterinary Science Project/Curriculum and 4-H
    Animal Projects
  • FFA Program animal projects
  • Ag Co Op Program
  • Animal Associations/Societies Memberships
  • Animal Publication Subscriptions
  • Animal Show/Performance Clubs

14
Pre-professional Academic Programs in College
  • Alternate career program - B.S. Degrees
  • Biomedical Science (TAMU)
  • Animal Science (TAMUS-CS, Commerce, Kingsville,
    Stephenville, Canyon) Texas Tech, SFA, SHSU, Sul
    Ross, SWTU, others
  • Zoology (many)

15
  • Initial enrollment
  • Junior college (transfer after 31 hrs)
  • Senior college (study habits, time management,
    focused, large classes) - know how to study

16
  • Prerequisites completed 2 - 4 yrs (64 hrs)
  • Biology
  • Animal Science
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • English

17
  • Extra-curricular
  • Leadership activities
  • Citizenship activities
  • Veterinary experience
  • Animal experience

18
  • Veterinary Technician Program
  • Associate Degree (2 yrs colege)
  • Veterinary Technology (Tomball College, Cedar
    Valley College, Palo Alto College, Sul Ross,
    Midland College)
  • B. S. Degree
  • Biomedical Science (TAMU)
  • State/National Board Exam
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

19
Professional Program Application Process CVM-TAMU
  • Submit application by October 1
  • (400 applicants)
  • Application score 300 pts

20
  • Academic Performance Score 180 pts
  • OA GPA 40 pts
  • Sci GPA 40 pts
  • L45 hrs GPA 40 pts
  • GRE 60 pts (Analytical-25,
    Quantitative-25,

  • Verbal-10)

21
  • Professional Preparation Score 120 pts
  • Veterinary experience 16 pts
  • Animal experience 12 pts
  • Course load 12 pts
  • Academic rigor 12 pts
  • Interview score 40 pts
  • Background 28 pts

22
  • Interview 225 applicants
  • Top academic and professional preparation scores
    (vet 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

23
Professional Program CVM TAMU
  • Curriculum
  • Four years (off summers VM1 and VM2)
  • 167 credit hrs
  • 1VM
  • 20 and 19 credit hrs
  • Anatomy, microbiology, physiology

24
  • 2VM
  • 20 and 20 credit hrs
  • Nutrition, parasitology, pathology, pharmacology,
    toxicology, surgery/anesthesiology, radiology
  • 3VM
  • 22 and 20 credit hrs
  • Public health, large animal medicine, small
    animal medicine, surgery, clinics, clinical
    skills, electives, practice management

25
  • 4VM
  • 46 credit hrs clinics
  • 30 wks basic case rotations
  • 12 wks elective rotations
  • 4 wks internship
  • 2 wks vacation
  • State and National Board Exams
  • Licensed Veterinarian by State
  • http//www.CVM.tamu.edu
  • http//extensionvetmed.tamu.edu
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