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
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
- Increased publicity for junior members of
- 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
- Public service opportunity with minimal
preparation time or resources.
- Possible increases in clients as students
become aware of animal medical needs and pet
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.
New zoonotic diseases curriculum developed for use in middle schools