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Title: Careers Veterinary Medicine


1
Careers Veterinary Medicine
  • Information Provided By
  • Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Center
    (AHEC)
  • http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index
  • PowerPoint Presentation By
  • Juliane Monko Dr. Frank Flanders
  • CTAE Resource Network, June 2009
  • Based On PowerPoint Ideas From
  • Penny Howard, RN, Healthcare Science Instructor

2
AHEC
  • There are six centers in the Georgia AHEC
    Network, and each serves a multi-county region. 
  • The AHEC mission is to meet the health needs of
    Georgia by improving the supply, distribution and
    quality of healthcare providers.
  • AHECs offer enrichment programs, camps, learning
    tools, student counseling, volunteer and
    mentoring activity coordination, and access to
    other educational resources.
  • Contact your regional AHEC for more information. 

3
Objectives
  • Students will be able to describe health careers
    in the field of Veterinarian Medicine.
  • Students will be able to plan a healthcare career
    path in Veterinarian Medicine.

4
Careers in Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician

5
Veterinarian
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Veterinarian
  • Veterinarians are trained to diagnose, treat, and
    prevent diseases and illnesses in animals. 
  • They help to prevent the transmission of
    diseases, such as rabies and salmonella between
    animals and humans. 
  • Veterinarians also play an important role in
    biomedical research. 

7
Veterinary Medicine
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Agribusiness
  • Emergency care centers
  • Governmental agencies
  • Military
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Private practice
  • Public health departments
  • Research institutions
  • Veterinary colleges
  • Zoos
  • Average Starting Salary 54,452  
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

8
Veterinary Medicine Academic Requirements
  • Some veterinary medical colleges do not require
    applicants to have undergraduate degrees, but
    applicants must satisfy certain course
    requirements. 
  • Acceptance into vet school is highly competitive
    in terms of grades, test scores, and work
    experience.  Applicants may be required to submit
    scores for one or more of the following  the
    Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Biology
    Subject Test. 

9
Veterinary Medicine Academic Requirements
  • Individuals should gain as much experience as
    possible working with animals. This experience,
    both paid and volunteer, is an important factor
    in the application process to veterinary medical
    college. 
  • Veterinary medical colleges require four years to
    complete. 
  • After graduation, some veterinarians enter
    one-year internships for additional training in a
    particular area.  To become certified in a
    specialty area, a veterinarian must complete a
    residency which lasts two to three years.

10
Veterinary Technician
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Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary technicians work under the supervision
    of veterinarians.
  • They are trained to take an animals medical
    history from its owner, perform laboratory tests,
    sterilize instruments, dress wounds, monitor
    anesthesia, assist during diagnostic and surgical
    procedures, and take x-rays.
  • In some animal clinics, veterinary technicians
    also serve as office managers.

12
Veterinary Technician
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Agribusiness
  • Governmental agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Private practice
  • Research institutions
  • Sales
  • Veterinary and veterinary  technician
    schools
  • Zoos
  • Average Starting Salary 29,883
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

13
Veterinary TechnicianAcademic Requirements
  • Two-and four-year programs are available leading
    to associate or bachelor's degrees, respectively.
     

14
Summary
  • There are a variety of careers available in
    Veterinary Medicine. Educational requirements
    vary by career and career level. Students
    interested in these careers should use the
    information provided here as a basis for a career
    plan. The student should also research the career
    further to complete a career plan.
  • Careers available in Veterinary Medicine include
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician
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