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Veterinary Public Health Professionals are people that help safeguard human health by preventing zoonotic diseases or diseases that are transferred from animals to humans.
For example, the agricultural industry is a sector that could potentially spread disease from animals to humans and it is the responsibility of veterinary public health officials to implement measures to ensure food safety.
They will also actively help prevent disease by testing animals and animal food products for diseases and pathogens for early detection and plan for emergency response to outbreaks should this be the case.
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
To become a Veterinary Public Health Professional in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Veterinary Public Health Professionals in South Africa typically study for up to nine years. The first six years are spent on obtaining a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and the next three years are spent on obtaining a Master of Veterinary Medicine (Public Health).
People who want to work as a Veterinary Public Health Professional in South Africa often find work in the agricultural industry.
To find more information about veterinary public health professionals, contact the South African Veterinary Council.
In South Africa, there is only one university offering qualifications in Veterinary studies: the world-renowned Onderstepoort facility at the University of Pretoria.