Animal welfare—whether for pets, livestock or other animals—matters to individuals and to society. Every community needs veterinary medical professionals to provide animal health care; however veterinarians can also do many other kinds of jobs. They tend the livestock that produces the nation’s food supply, and make sure our food supply is safe. Veterinarians work to control the spread of human diseases and conduct research that helps both animals and humans. In fact, veterinarians are at the forefront of protecting the public’s health and welfare. A doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) is awarded at 27 institutions in the U.S. DVMs are licensed to practice medicine on all animal species except humans. A degree from Huntingdon with a Veterinary Medicine Track curriculum can lead to acceptance in veterinary medical schools nationwide.