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.
Blue Dog safety guide
Career PowerPoint presentations
Classroom career poster
National Pet Week lesson plans
Teacher Guide lesson plans
Career comic book
AVMA Animal Hospital Video Game
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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.
Grades 4-6For 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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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
A series of three colorful brochures describe the career requirements and opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary hospital staff.
An action packed comic book featuring 6 super hero veterinarians and illustrating the diverse career opportunities in veterinary medicine.
A black and white version of the comic book cover is also available as a coloring page. Download now
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.
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 educators upon request
Download a free Discussion Guide for the DVD
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.
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.
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. Play online or download the app for free. Includes a curriculum guide to implement into the classroom.
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