Food Animal Veterinarians are responsible for the care of animals that are raised for food production and human consumption. They provide medical care consisting of research, diagnoses, and prevention.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A doctorate of Veterinary Medicine is required. A bachelor’s degree in animal science, biology, chemistry, animal nutrition, zoology or other related majors is required before being accepted to a doctoral program.
To pursue a career as a Veterinarian:
The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science and biology, chemistry, physical science, and mathematics.
Employed by food production companies, governmental agencies, and some university research farms.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Food Animal Veterinarians is expected to be good.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
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