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, email the AVMA, or call us at 847-285-6655. Prices and ordering information are available by clicking on the links below.

Grades K-3

Career PowerPoint presentations

Coloring/Activity books

National Pet Week lesson plans

 

Grades 4-6

Teacher Guide lesson plans

Career comic book

Career PowerPoint presentations

National Pet Week lesson plans

Grades 7-12

Career brochures

Career Video

Career PowerPoint presentations


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)


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 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.

 
Samples available upon request

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Career comic book Career comic book

Grades 4-6 Grades 7-12

An action packed comic book featuring 6 super hero veterinarians and illustrating the diverse career opportunities in veterinary medicine.

Samples available upon request

A black and white version of the comic book cover is also available as a coloring page. Download now

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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.

Samples available upon request

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

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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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