Teacher Resources:

Resources for classroom teachers to help kids learn about veterinary medicine, the many roles that veterinarians fill, and how veterinary medicine affects human and environmental health.

Consumers should trust veterinarians, human doctors, public health professionals about avoiding raw milk

From time to time on Aardvarks to Zebras, we’ll be bringing you guest posts written by veterinarians, veterinary students, and others who have direct experience with One Health-related issues.

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Role veterinarians play in One Health isn’t always obvious

From time to time on Aardvarks to Zebras, we’ll be bringing you guest posts written by veterinarians, veterinary students, and others who have direct experience with One Health-related issues.

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Public health veterinarians keep our food safe, prevent spread of disease

When most people think of veterinarians, they probably imagine a doctor treating companion animals. But as any veterinarian could tell you, there are many fields they work in: academia, military service, and public health, just to name a few. More than 1,100 public health veterinarians work for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) — part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture — ensuring that our food is safe and preventing the spread of diseases.

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Becoming a Veterinarian FAQs

To pursue a veterinary career, what should be done in high school?
Take as many courses in biology, math, and other sciences (including chemistry, physics, and anatomy and physiology) as you can manage while in high school – this will help you prepare for your college courses, and also help you decide if this is the right path for you.

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Regulatory Veterinarians

To prevent the introduction of foreign diseases into the United States, veterinarians are employed by state and federal regulatory agencies to quarantine and inspect animals brought into the country. They supervise interstate shipments of animals, test for diseases, and manage campaigns to prevent and eradicate diseases, such as tuberculosis and rabies, that pose threats to animal and human health.

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