Benefits to Veterinarians

Benefits to Local Veterinarians, TVMA, and the DVM Profession
  • Public service opportunity with minimal preparation time or resources.
  • Presentation materials (the Veterinarian’s “Black Bag”) made available to veterinarians currently visiting schools on career days.
  • Increased publicity and recognition from local papers, schools, local community, and national groups.
  • Increase publicity of junior members of your clinic.
  • Increased awareness of public of health issues and that animals and people need routine medical attention and disease prevention measures.
  • Possible increase in clients as students become aware of animal medical needs, pet ownership responsibility, pet adoption programs, and care possibilities.
  • Obtain required CE credit and new ideas regarding disease prevention and homeland security as they develop at TAMU.
  • Continued interaction/exchange with the College of Veterinary Medicine at TAMU.
  • Increase public awareness of health and medicine as well as biomedical related jobs.

Veterinarians can perform outreach services through various means, including over the internet. View this interview.
  • Organized science and DVM profession promotion
  • Increase number of local students attending college and returning to work as veterinarian’s assistants in the future. 
  • Participate in a threaded discussion with your class mates to share ideas, keep in touch and report new positions and locations.
  View available Presentations for Veterinarian Visits to Schools
  View Veterinarian's Tips for Presentations

The PEER Program is composed of three grants entitled "GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools", "Integrating Environmental Health Science in Rural Schools," and a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) entitled "Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools".

Major funding for the PEER Program is provided by the
National Science Foundation, the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health.