Vet Med Career Promoting Programs

SVM continues to promote Veterinary Medicine as a career choice through the use of the following programs.

  • Annual Open House: In March of each year, this program afforded students, teachers, counselors, parents and the public, an opportunity to talk with veterinary medical students and faculty, receive a behind-the-scenes tour of TUSVM facilities and learn more about veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University. Approximately 300 students, parents, teachers, and counselors attended the Open House in 1999.
  • Biomedical Sciences Symposium: The College of Veterinary Medicine Nursing and Allied Health faculty and staff continued each year to accompany over thirty high school students from Alabama and college students from Tuskegee University to the Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences.
  • National Pet Week Local Poster Competition: Each May, TUSVM and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) sponsor a poster contest in honor of National Pet Week. The competition is open to all fourth grade students at Washington Public Elementary School in Tuskegee. The top three winners of 1999 received individual prizes as well as prizes for the entire Class including a $100 cash award for supplies. The first Place winner then had the opportunity to advance to the state and national competitions held during the summer. This year's local theme was "Friends For Life."
  • Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop: To create awareness of the varied clinical and non-clinical employment opportunities in veterinary medicine, TUSVM has sponsored four Veterinary Entrepreneurial Workshops. The first workshop was held on July 1, 1997. Workshops were held at the Kellogg Conference Center during the Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium. The 1999 guest speakers included five alumni who described their professional activities and employment opportunities in their respective specialties of private practice, federal regulatory work, industrial medicine and research.