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The Student Perspectives blog is a fresh and realistic snapshot of the life of veterinary medical and biomedical science students.
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The Roles of Veterinarians

The Roles of Veterinarians What made you passionate about veterinary medicine?  What made you want to become a veterinarian?  For most of us, our love of the profession probably started with our encounters with our hometown veterinarians - the first time you brought your new puppy or kitten in for its first physical exam, talking with the vet that came to float your horses' teeth or help with your cattle, or working in high school or college as a kennel caretaker or vet tech. But a veterinarian is more than an animal doctor.  In towns all across Texas, veterinarians play a critical role in the community as public health officers, leaders, animal welfare advocates, emergency response officials, and more.  At A&M, we're trained not only in diagnosing and treating disease in our patients, but also in public health, zoonotic disease, business development, and disaster planning.  Did you know that your average veterinarian has probably received mo... (Read More)