AVMA Tools for K-12 Educators

The AVMA recognizes the important role of teachers, counselors, parents, and advisors in guiding the future careers of today's students. With a growing need for trained veterinarians to protect animal and human health, AVMA has created materials to help you cultivate your students' interest in science and technology.

The AVMA educational products and activities are targeted to various grade levels and most can be easily downloaded for use in the classroom. For materials available upon request, Contact the AVMA, or call us at 847-285-6655. Prices and ordering information for the Pet Tales and Blue Dog products are available by clicking on their links below.

Grades K-3

Blue Dog safety guide

Career PowerPoint presentations

Classroom career poster

Coloring/Activity books

National Pet Week lesson plans

Pet Tales

Grades 4-6

Classroom career poster

Teacher Guide lesson plans

Career bookmarks

Career comic book

Career PowerPoint presentations

National Pet Week lesson plans

AVMA Animal Hospital Video Game

Grades 7-12

Classroom career poster

Career bookmarks

Career brochures

Career DVD

Career PowerPoint presentations

AVMA Animal Hospital Video Game

 


For more information

View AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges
View AVMA-accredited programs in veterinary technology
View Vet school admission 101
Vet school admission 101 (PDF)


Classroom career poster Classroom career poster

Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-12

This colorful poster illustrates many ways that today's veterinarians protect animal and human health. The reverse side features a timeline of many events/discoveries that have impacted the health of animals and people.

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Teacher Guide Teacher Guide lesson plans

Grades 4-6

For use with the AVMA career poster, the Guide contains backgrounders, lessons, and activities that expand upon what veterinarians do to protect animals, people, and the environment. References to the National Standards in science and language arts are included for each lesson.

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Career bookmarks Career bookmarks

Grades 4-6 Grades 7-12

Laminated for durability, these colorful bookmarks feature AVMA Web sites for information about animal health and careers in veterinary medicine.

Samples available upon request

Contact the AVMA, or call us at 847-285-6655.

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Career brochures Career brochures

Grades 7-12

A series of three colorful brochures describe the career requirements and opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary hospital staff.

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Career comic book Career comic book

Grades 4-6

Young students will enjoy learning about the work that veterinarians do to keep animals and people healthy in this colorful comic book.

Samples available upon request

Contact the AVMA, or call us at 847-285-6655.

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Coloring/Activity book Coloring/Activity book

Grades K-3

Available to download or purchase in English with Spanish subtitles, or to download for free in English only, the puzzles and pictures will entertain and teach young students about veterinarians and animal health.

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Career DVD Career DVD

Grades 7-12

This new, 23-minute DVD will inspire students to pursue careers in veterinary medicine through stunning visuals, informative interviews, and fun pop quizzes. Available in an English/Spanish format.

Free copy available to teachers upon request

Contact the AVMA, or call us at 847-285-6655.

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Download a free Discussion Guide for the DVD


Career PowerPoint presentations Career PowerPoint presentations

Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-12

These colorful presentations educate students about the various opportunities within the field of veterinary medicine. Available for grades K-12, these age appropriate slides also include presenter's notes and various handouts for the classroom.

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National Pet Week National Pet Week lesson plans

Grades K-3 Grades 4-6

National Pet Week (NPW) Lesson Plans: Targeted to grades 1-4, the lessons teach students about responsible pet care, the human-animal bond, and what veterinarians do. Perfect for use during NPW in May and throughout the school year.

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Petpourri Petpourri Activity Pages

Activity #1
Activity #2
Activity #3


AVMA Animal Hospital Video Game AVMA Animal Hospital Video Game

Grades 4-6 Grades 7-12

The AVMA Animal Hospital is an educational game for grades 4th-8th grade, but fun for all ages. Choose your veterinarian and test your skills in this time management game.

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