America's Favorite Veterinarian honors and recognizes those entrusted to preserve and protect the health and well-being of our animals. The contest celebrates the special relationships pet owners share with their veterinarians. The AVMF is honored to provide an opportunity for animal lovers to spotlight the essential role their veterinarian plays in caring for companion animals and farm animals, as well as those serving in animal health research, public health, government services and academia.
Here are a few examples of veterinarians working outside of the exam room:
Veterinarians play a critical role in food safety - from the farm to the family table by:
Six out of seven Center of Disease Control and Prevention Critical Biological Agents "Category A" diseases are diseases common to both animals and humans. Because of this, there is an acute need for veterinarians in the public health workforce. They play an important role in:
In the United States there are 30 colleges of veterinary medicine that graduate over 2,600 veterinarians annually. Veterinary college/school faculty members: