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:1. Discuss with your counselor the roles a veterinarian plays in the following:
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::a. Companion or small animal medicine, and equine medicine
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::f. Wildlife medicine and aquaculture medicine
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:2. Discuss with your counselor the roles a veterinarian plays in the following:
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:3. Describe the training required to become a veterinarian. Where is the veterinary medical college nearest you? Describe the prerequisites for applying to veterinary school.
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:4. Tell your counselor what a registered veterinary technician (R.T.V.) or animal health technician (A.H.T.) is. Describe the training required to become an R.V.T. or A.H.T. Where is the school or facility for R.V.T. or A.H.T training nearest you? Describe the role an R.V.T. or A.H.T. would play in assisting a veterinarian working in three of the practice types listed in requirement 1.
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:5. Discuss with your merit badge counselor the role a veterinarian plays in the human-animal bond.
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::a. Visit a veterinary clinic, hospital, or veterinary referral teaching hospital that does work in one of the practices listed in requirement 1. Spend as much time as you can observing the veterinarians and their staff. Write a report on what you observed and learned at the facility. Share your report with your counselor.
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::b. Spend as much time as possible with a veterinarian who works in one of the fields listed in requirement 2. Learn what special training beyond veterinary medical school may have been required for that position. Learn about any special or unusual activities required of this position. Write a report on what you have learned about this field of veterinary medicine. Include in your report how this field serves the needs of the general public. Share your report with your counselor.
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'''2a'''. [http://www.who.int/zoonoses/vph/en/ Veterinary Public Health] A WHO page.<br>
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'''2b'''. [http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/vet/index.jsp?iom=C490-ITBP-MCAU-04012008-NA-09021-TEXTAD Military Veterinary Corps]<br>
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'''2c'''. [http://veterinaryrecord.bvapublications.com/cgi/reprint/157/22/688.pdf Veterinarians and Food Safety]<br>
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'''3'''. [http://www.edubook.com/how-to-become-a-veterinary/2599/ How to Become a Veterinarian]<br>
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'''4'''. [http://www.vmb.ca.gov/laws_regs/rvttasks.shtml What is an RVT?]<br>
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Resources include the Veterinary Medicine merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Veterinary Medicine merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1995
Replaced: Veterinary Science
BSA Advancement ID: 114
Requirements revision: 2006
Latest pamphlet revision: 2005

Contents

The field of veterinary medicine in the 21st century is one of the most exciting medical professions in which to work. The skills of a veterinarian are practiced with cutting-edge technology and treatment options, and the profession offers a wide range of career choices.



Veterinary Medicine merit badge requirements

  1. Discuss with your counselor the roles a veterinarian plays in the following:
    a. Companion or small animal medicine, and equine medicine
    b. Food animal or large animal medicine
    c. Exotic animal medicine
    d. Marine animal medicine (mammal and fish)
    e. Poultry medicine
    f. Wildlife medicine and aquaculture medicine
  2. Discuss with your counselor the roles a veterinarian plays in the following:
    a. Public health medicine and zoonotic disease surveillance and control
    b. The military
    c. Food safety and inspection
    d. Laboratory animal medicine and research
    e. Teaching and government
  3. Describe the training required to become a veterinarian. Where is the veterinary medical college nearest you? Describe the prerequisites for applying to veterinary school.
  4. Tell your counselor what a registered veterinary technician (R.V.T.) or animal health technician (A.H.T.) is. Describe the training required to become an R.V.T. or A.H.T. Where is the school or facility for R.V.T. or A.H.T training nearest you? Describe the role an R.V.T. or A.H.T. would play in assisting a veterinarian working in three of the practice types listed in requirement 1.
  5. Discuss with your merit badge counselor the role a veterinarian plays in the human-animal bond.
  6. Do ONE of the following:
    a. Visit a veterinary clinic, hospital, or veterinary referral teaching hospital that does work in one of the practices listed in requirement 1. Spend as much time as you can observing the veterinarians and their staff. Write a report on what you observed and learned at the facility. Share your report with your counselor.
    b. Spend as much time as possible with a veterinarian who works in one of the fields listed in requirement 2. Learn what special training beyond veterinary medical school may have been required for that position. Learn about any special or unusual activities required of this position. Write a report on what you have learned about this field of veterinary medicine. Include in your report how this field serves the needs of the general public. Share your report with your counselor.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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  1. Veterinary Medicine is a rare merit badge!


Requirement resources

2a. Veterinary Public Health A WHO page.
2b. Military Veterinary Corps
2c. Veterinarians and Food Safety
3. How to Become a Veterinarian
4. What is an RVT?

Related awards

Profession Awards

Profession-related awards

See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


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