A career in public veterinary health would afford you the opportunity to be involved with the health of major animal populations in many activity areas. Veterinarians have a responsibility for the health of the Nation's animals, and public health veterinarians can have a broad and lasting impact on animal health issues. A hallmark of VS is its multidisciplinary approach to working on animal health problems. VS has employment opportunities in the public veterinary field for professionals from a variety of disciplines. Additionally, APHIS employs veterinarians in its Animal Care and Plant Protection and Quarantine programs. You can earn up to $5,000 per year for undergraduate studies and up to $10,000 for graduate studies for tuition, books, tutors, and laboratory fees with paid employment during summer and school breaks as a Veterinary Student Trainee, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan (401K), and paid vacation and sick leave. Based on the length of the work periods, compensation may also include health insurance benefits.
Applicants must be a US citizen and be enrolled as a full-time student and/or accepted for enrollment in an accredited veterinary college or university within the United States. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 2 years (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) or a 4-year pre-veterinary medicine or other biomedical science curriculum. Graduate students must have completed not more than one full year of student in veterinary medicine and must be in good academic standing. Applicants must agree to work for the agency during school breaks for a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies. Please note that you must have a USAJOBS account to apply. The announcement will open in the spring for approximately a 2-week period. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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