Regulatory Medicine

What animals do they work with?

  • Depending on the day, you could work with almost any kind of animal!
  • With other jobs in this field, you may not have to work with animals at all

Where do they work?

  • Some jobs require you to travel and be onsite at a variety of locations
  • State and federal government agencies
  • Office or laboratory setting

What do they do?

  • Supervise inspection of animals being transported into or around the country
  • Test animals for presence of disease
  • Prevent the spread of foreign and transmissible disease
  • Investigate and manage potential disease outbreaks
  • Enforce state and federal laws regarding animal health
  • Participate in research efforts to ensure safety of food, medications, and vaccines