What is the best college to go to to become a poultry vet?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by CrestedGirl, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Hello, I am curious what would be a good college to go to if I wanted to become a poultry vet? I know Texas A&M is an excellent college for Agricultural and livestock vets. I know they have a course for poultry you can take. Any other pretty good colleges for poultry?

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I don't have personal experience, but I'd check out University of Arkansas. Tyson is headquartered here and have some buildings on campus named after them. I'd suspect poultry has some priority.
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Anyone else?
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    You may already know this, but in case you don't.

    THis is what I have learned from the time I entered college in 1980, earned my BS in Animal and Vet Sciences to now. You will need to go college for 3-4 years, 4 to get your bachelors. Then graduate school to get your veterinary degree, say 4 years.

    Having said that, the professors at the University of Maine are PhD's not usually vets; The one vet was an interesting fellow, Dr Corey who taught all the vet tech courses, not the prevet courses, and he tended the dairy and beef cattle as the university's vet. All the prevet classes were taught be PhD's.

    Maine is a huge egg production state.

    Keep digging for information; livestock vets are vets that specialized during and AFTER earning their vet degree; states hire vets for the slaughter houses and inspection of the super large production facilities. Some dog/cat vets also specialize in birds like parrots, though not usually chickens and farm birds.

    What do you envision doing as a vet with a specialty in poultry????

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