Animal Related Careers

  • 05 Oct 2015 6:57 AM | Anonymous

    Dr. Brian Ashmore: Overview



    Dr. Brian Ashmore: What do you do?



    Dr. Brian Ashmore: Typical Day



    Dr. Brian Ashmore: Education and Training



    Veterinarian

    Veterinarians, or many times simply called vets, are medical professionals who have trained and have been educated to provide care for animals. Many of us would recognize our neighborhood veterinarian that provides care for our pets, however, there are also many more veterinarians serving our communities in different ways, such as:

    • Small Animal – Dogs, Cats, Hamsters, Gerbils
    • Large Animal – Livestock, Farm Animals, Equine (horses), Large Reptiles
    • Equine – Horses
    • Exotic – Reptiles, Birds, Ferrets, Rabbits, Chinchillas
    • Food Animal – Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Poultry
    • Food Safety – Preventing foodborne illness
    • Wildlife and Conservation – Wildlife – Also including Marine animals, Zoo animals
    • Aquatic Medicine – Fish and Aquatic mammals


    Just as with many career paths there are areas to specialize in. There are 27 veterinarian specialties, some are anesthesiology, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, and surgery.

    Veterinary practices often serve their clients and their animals with preventative health education, nutrition advice, and by diagnosing and treating disease and medical conditions.

    As many practicing veterinarians will tell you a love of animals is crucial, however, enjoying working with pet owners is every bit as important.


    Advice and Soundbites

    It's very important to spend time. I mean when I went into veterinarian school I think I had 5,000 hours that I had logged in a veterinary hospital and I felt it was such a benefit. Such a great addition--blessing to have that. Brian Ashmore, DVM

    Education is a big thing. Debt is really huge. It's really crippling a lot of veterinarians. There are vets that come out with $200,000 - 300,000 in student debt, which is huge. Brian Ashmore, DVM

    It started out with the love of animals, but then it gained a lot of momentum with the passion of being able to use my mind, being able to use my skills, and putting them together and figuring out puzzles. I can make people happy by fixing their pets. Brian Ashmore, DVM

    Just because you what to do something doesn't mean it's the right thing for you to do. Brian Ashmore, DVM

    Definitions

    D.V.M. - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • 06 Apr 2015 6:33 AM | Anonymous

    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Overview and Community Outreach



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Who we are & What we do



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Dog Selection



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Obedience



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Tracking and Air Scent



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Command Post



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Essential Gear



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Run Aways



    Mark9 - Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse, K9 Search and Rescue: Cadaver Training

    Note to Parents: These videos do NOT contain any graphic content; but some people might find a few of the technical terms used unpleasant or uncomfortable. Parents of young children might want to preview these videos before sharing them with their young ones.

    K9 Search and Rescue

    K9 Search and Rescue are teams that help to find lost individuals in wilderness and urban settings. These teams are nearly always made up of volunteers who train themselves and their dogs in many different ways to help locate the lost or missing. Often times they are called in to assist in finding lost hikers, children in a mall, autistic individuals, people with dementia, and victims of events like September 11 or natural disasters.

    MARK9 (Maricopa K9 Search and Rescue Posse) is a very dedicated group who serves their community as a Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse at a moments notice. Many of the dog-handler teams regularly devoting more than 500 hours per year. Even though they serve a sheriff's posse, they only look for people who want to be found--not criminals.


    Advice and Soundbites

    I like working with dogs, but this was a way to give back to the community--to actually do something. Marsha, Team Blue

    We want them found as quickly as possible. We don't care who finds them. Marsha, Team Blue

    Sometimes an area is so filled with trees and bushes and crazy stuff, that it's hard to be sure that you've fully cleared it. That's where the dog's nose is so important. Because if we are just walking, and we're just looking and walking, it's going to be much harder to clear an area than the dog that can smell that whole area. Dave, Team Vadar

    Giving closure is really, really, important. Marsha, Team Blue


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