How well can a wildlife veterinarian fit into wildlife conservation and education?
I like to think that teaching about nature and wildlife is the best way to get people to think of helping efforts to save them. While I don't want to be a teacher, myself, and prefer medicine to vague biology, I do want to help in similar ways to what they do. #veterinarian #veterinary #medical-education #animal-health #wildlife #wildlife-conservation #conservation
As a veterinarian, one would generally be accepted as the subject matter expert whose word would carry a significant weight when presenting unbiased, relevant, science based facts versus the word of a conservation group leader/educator who generally, by nature, will be seen to be presenting biased opinions. Those who are conservation minded to begin with will probably accept the conservation groups word. Those who are neutral or farther "left" are likely to listen to hard facts coming from a subject matter expert, but will not necessarily accept "opinion" from what is seen as a biased group from the get-go.