About Veterinary Medicine

CAREERS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

CLINICAL PRACTICE


This is the type of work most people associate with the term “veterinarian.” Veterinarians in clinical practice provide care and medical treatment for animals. They may work out of a veterinary clinic or they may do home or farm visits.

Some clinical practice veterinarians may work exclusively with small animals, like dogs and cats. Others may practice species-specific medicine like veterinarians who work exclusively with pigs or horses. Veterinarians in rural Manitoba might work at a mixed practice, which means they might spay a kitten in the morning and deliver a calf in the afternoon.

PUBLIC AGENCIES


The provincial and federal governments employ many veterinarians to safeguard both animal and human health.

For instance, at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, veterinarians are hard at work protecting both animals and humans from outbreaks of diseases like avian influenza and anthrax.

At Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, veterinarians are employed to protect animal welfare, research wild and domestic animal health concerns, and inform governmental policy on animal health and welfare issues.

PUBLIC AGENCIES


The provincial and federal governments employ many veterinarians to safeguard both animal and human health.

For instance, at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, veterinarians are hard at work protecting both animals and humans from outbreaks of diseases like avian influenza and anthrax.

At Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, veterinarians are employed to protect animal welfare, research wild and domestic animal health concerns, and inform governmental policy on animal health and welfare issues.

RESEARCH


Many veterinarians are employed in government or private laboratories, researching animal health and biology.

Some of their pursuits include studying animal genetics, developing new treatments for animal diseases, or exploring the relationship between human and animal health.

PRIVATE BUSINESS


There are a wide variety of non-clinical businesses that require the expertise of a veterinarian. For instance, you will find veterinarians working as consultants to pet insurance firms, overseeing the animal medicine department of many pharmaceutical companies, or working with animal food manufacturers to ensure that Fido’s kibbles meet his nutritional needs.

PRIVATE BUSINESS


There are a wide variety of non-clinical businesses that require the expertise of a veterinarian. For instance, you will find veterinarians working as consultants to pet insurance firms, overseeing the animal medicine department of many pharmaceutical companies, or working with animal food manufacturers to ensure that Fido’s kibbles meet his nutritional needs.

FOOD PRODUCTION


When it comes to meat production, veterinarians are involved every step of the way to keep our food supply safe. They monitor and maintain herd health and consult at meat production facilities to ensure that food animals are healthy and slaughtered humanely.

Every time you bite into Manitoba-made meat or poultry, you can thank a veterinarian who worked with the producer to bring it to your table.

EDUCATION


Academic institutions at the university and college level within Canada and around the world employ veterinarians to teach, care for animals on-site and / or conduct research to further evolve animal health care and understanding.

EDUCATION


Academic institutions at the university and college level within Canada and around the world employ veterinarians to teach, care for animals on-site and / or conduct research to further evolve animal health care and understanding.

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ABOUT THE MVMA

The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association is the professional organization of the province’s veterinarians.

We are an independent, non-profit entity that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the veterinary profession.

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