How the veterinarian can be involved
  Participation in this zoonotic diseases curriculum is a fun and easy way to benefit you and your practice. In addition, you will help students learn science and increase community awareness of public health issues and the need for routine medical attention and disease prevention measures for both humans and animals.

This middle-school curriculum consists of online modules about zoonotic diseases. The goal is to use studentsí interest in animals and diseases to help motivate them to learn science. We hope to help students understand the importance of zoonotic diseases in society. Doing so can help create a more scientifically literate generation that will better understand the significance of biomedical research.

Veterinarians can become involved by volunteering to go into local schools to help present the zoonotic diseases materials to students and communicate the linkage between animal and human health. Instructions for veterinarians and teachers, as well as all lesson plans, are available for download from this site.

Benefits of participation:
Benefits to you and your practice
- Increased publicity and recognition from local papers, schools, the community, and national groups.
- Increased publicity for junior members of your clinic.
- Continued interaction/exchange with the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.
- Presentation materials made available to veterinarians currently visiting schools on career days.
- Public service opportunity with minimal preparation time or resources.
- Possible increases in clients as students become aware of animal medical needs and pet ownership responsibilities.

Benefits to the larger community
- Increased awareness of public health issues and the need for routine medical attention and disease prevention measures for both humans and animals.
- Increased public awareness of public health as well as biomedical related jobs.
- Promotion of the veterinary field as a career option for students.
 

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  Zoonotic diseases curriculum


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News


 
New zoonotic diseases curriculum developed for use in middle schools