What do healthy animals, safe and nutritious food grown in the United States and global trade have in common? What do sheep and goats, salmon and seals, cows and catfish, horses and pigs, giraffes and lions, chickens and turkeys, tigers and bears have in common? The answer is highly educated and well-trained scientists including veterinarians, animal scientists, dairy scientists, equine scientists, poultry scientists, marine biologists, zoologists, animal nutritionists, epidemiologists, pathologists, ecologists, veterinary technicians and many others.
What these scientific professionals have in common, aside from a love of animals and a commitment to their vocations, is educational debt. After devoting years of their lives completing rigorous educational programs gaining requisite knowledge, skills and experience needed to fill demanding specialized jobs they are in debt.