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AGR 109 Week 7 10/6 Notes

by: Julissa Navarrete

AGR 109 Week 7 10/6 Notes AGR 109

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These notes are from Thursday 10/6 class
Intro Ag Industry
Robert Rhykerd
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Julissa Navarrete on Monday October 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AGR 109 at Illinois State University taught by Robert Rhykerd in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Intro Ag Industry in Agriculture at Illinois State University.


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Date Created: 10/10/16
Week 7: 10/6 VETERINARY MEDICINE PRESENTATION – Dr. Kim Rhykerd, DVM What can you do with a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM)?  Treat diseased and injured animals  Prevent and control disease outbreaks o Individual animals o Animal populations  Improve productivity and profitability for livestock  Protect our Nations’ food supply *Because of the broad scientific training and the use of state-of-the-art tools and techniques, vet medicine is the foundation for an almost limitless variety of health-related careers Areas of Veterinary Medicine  Private Practice (stereotypical vet in a small clinic)  Teaching and Research  Regulatory Medicine  Public Health  Uniformed Services  Industry Private Practice  Examine animal patients  Vaccinate against infectious diseases  Diagnose diseases  Perform medical and surgical treatments  Prevent transmission of disease  Advise owners how to keep their pets healthy Teaching and Research  Prevent and solve health problems in people food and animal food o Pharmaceutical Industry (test rats) Regulatory Medicine  Inspect animals coming into the US (protect people) Public Health  Test meat, study effects from pesticides, etc. (protect people)  Where do these people work? o USDA, FDA, DHS, etc. Uniformed Services  Manage infectious diseases control programs Industry  Work with drugs  Check pet food and for nutrition How do you get there?  Get Experience: volunteer, shadow a vet, join a club SPVA or CFFA o Applicants to vet school must have on average 1,500 hours of volunteer or paid work experience  College Prep o Take math and science classes o Veterinary and animal-related experience  Veterinary Schools? o University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign o Iowa State University o Purdue University o MIZZO  Important for Applicants o GPA 3.56 o GRE top 50 % o 2:1 get into vet school  In 2013, 6,732 applied for 3,196 positions  Of 11,000 vet students enrolled 85% are women and 22% are men o Average tuition: $22,000/yr for in state, $44,000/yr for out of state  Not many scholarships are given  FAFSA provides loans based on financial need  USDA Loan Repayment Program (3-year contract) (for food animal, public health and more)  Join Army to get it all paid o It’s like taking 22 credit hours in a semester o In 2014 vets graduating with debt owed $153,000 while their salaries started at a $67,000 Pets in the US  3.5 million reptiles  4 million horses  4.8 million little rodents  5.7 million rabbits and ferrets  13 million birds  53 million dogs  55.6 million fish  60+ million cats Types of Veterinarians  Large animal veterinary is more hands on with the animals (Dr. Pol on Nat Geo Wild)  Food Animal Veterinarians are not popular and there is a shortage in this type of vet  Mixed Animal Veterinarians work with a little bit of both clinical and large animals.  Species Veterinarians work on specific animals like feline and equine (patients pay extra for these clinics)  Veterinary Specialist do work in surgery or dentistry Other Vet Facts  Vets get 10% animal contact a day, vet technicians are the ones that get to be around animals the most. Looking for a career that makes a lot of money? Go into a pet related industry which is bigger than swine, beef, and pork combined


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