I was assessing a student late last week and discussing their plans for after VCE and the completion of an agricultural course. This particular student indicated that they were hoping to get into Veterinary Bioscience.
I am aware of Veterinary Science as a study choice, but not Bioscience. This student indicated that they were keen to get into the area of quarantine and such a degree would help them do that.
In fact, looking at the course at La Trobe University in Australia, it indicates that graduates can find work in:
- the Department of Environment and Primary Industries
- the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
- and animal welfare organisations like the RSPCA
Although each of these areas aren’t solely horse focused, they do play a great role in helping to educate horse owners, keep horse properties safe with regards to susceptible and notifiable diseases; manage horses coming into and going out of the country and set standards for the welfare of horses under human care.
If you have an interest in any of these areas, perhaps such a degree is worth looking into.
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” – Sharon Ralls Lemon