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Veterinarians Behind the Scenes: Specialists

University Veterinary Specialists

Veterinary Specialists working in the university environment typically teach, run research laboratories, and sometimes consult with the public. Of course, Diplomates of boards such as surgery and internal medicine do work with the public in the universities, as well as teach and perform research. These careers are influential to the development of medicine for humans and animals and to the planning and strategic development of planetary resources.

Consider a Career as a Veterinary Specialist working in a University Environment

A career spent in the university environment can be exhilarating! If you are a student, consider university work. It is competitive, influential, collegial, and civilized. Any of the Specialty Boards are represented in university life, after all, they are needed to teach future generations! Your choices are wide open.

American Board of Veterinary Toxicology aka poisons

American College of Poultry Veterinarians

American College of Theriogenologists aka reproduction

American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists

American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists

American College of Veterinary Nutrition

American College of Veterinary Pathologists

American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine

American College of Veterinary Radiology

The Diplomates of clinical, public specialties also work at Universities.

Veterinary Specialists as Researchers and Clinicians Caring for the Animals Used in Research

Laboratory animals need specialized care. Their emotional and physical needs are unique to their environments and the demands of the actual research. Veterinarians trained to care for and advise committees about these animals have a singularly rigorous career field.

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

BTW Did you know that rats and mice are not animals according to the U.S. government? The laws have a definition of animal which precludes rats, mice, fish, reptiles, and all invertebrates. Therefore, animal cruelty laws do not apply to rats and mice. (Only a veterinarian and a few select other professions {like cosmetics lobbyists}would know that…)

Many veterinary specialists help shape the future behind the scenes in government, industry and even zoological medicine.

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