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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 and also spotlight the other essential roles veterinarians play in society as medical professionals in animal health research labs, public health, government services and academia.   

Here are a few examples of veterinarians working outside of the exam room:

Food Supply Medicine

Food Supply Medicine

Veterinarians play a critical role in food safety - from the farm to the family table by:

Public Health

Public Health

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:

Teaching & Research

Training and Research

In the United States there are 30 colleges of veterinary medicine which graduate over 2,600 veterinarians, annually.  Veterinary college/school faculty members:

 

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