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How many of you are planning on becoming food animal vets? What are your job prospects after graduation?

Just wondering...It's my area of interest.
 

Electrophile

Working Dog Doc
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I'm open to being mixed practice when I graduate. I particularly like small ruminants (goats and sheep), camelids (alpacas and llamas), and maybe small scale (i.e.-backyard) poultry flocks, but cattle are okay too. Not a big swine fan. I haven't done a ton of looking yet for jobs. Hope they're out there! ;)
 

DVMhopeful

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Apr 22, 2009
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I am probably going to cow the dairy cattle route, maybe get some additional education in therio or epidemiology
 

sumstorm

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If I don't end up in zoo med, I will probably do mixed animal practice. Here food animal tends to imply industrial ag, which I don't really care for.
 

Lckynmbrslefman

Michigan State CVM 2013
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I am planning on being a mixed animal vet, and I really like dairy, camelids and small ruminants as well :). I think the combination of clinic work followed by occasional farm visits sounds wonderful! Mix it up!
 

Eireannach

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Mar 18, 2010
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I'm planning on tracking food/dairy. I've heard mixed opinions about job prospects here in California. Some people are saying there's a major shortage of vets, and I'll likely have multiple job offers at graduation; on the other hand, some people are saying there are no jobs for large animal, and to take small animal electives because I'll need them. :confused:
 

HopefulAg

Texas A&M CVM c/o 2014!
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Probably do large animal only for a few years on a loan forgiveness plan if I can get into it, then do mixed in the long run.