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Here are a few examples of veterinarians working outside of the exam room:
Food Supply Medicine
Veterinarians play a critical role in food safety - from the farm to the family table by:
- Protecting the health of the animals on the farm: vaccinating, examining, diagnosing and treating animals.
- Providing guidance on nutrition, disease prevention, management and other health-related issues to farmers and producers.
- Studying, researching and providing surveillance for foreign animal diseases and diseases that can be spread from animals to people.
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:
- Investigation, diagnosing, preventing and controlling infectious diseases.
- Providing valuable information in chronic disease occupational health, environmental health/toxicology and injury prevention/control.
Teaching & Research
In the United States there are 30 colleges of veterinary medicine that graduate over 2,600 veterinarians annually. Veterinary college/school faculty members:
- Conduct research and teach veterinary students while providing hands-on care for animals in the veterinary teaching hospitals.
- Research veterinarians at universities are working to find new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent animal and human health disorders.