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WHY LEARN VETERINARY SPANISH?

RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

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SPANISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES--AVMA

https://www.avma.org/spanish-language-resources

Updated regularly

The American Veterinary Medical Association has many items available for you to view, print and download for free in English and Spanish. Communicate with your Spanish-speaking clients about properly selecting a pet, protecting their pet from common diseases; keeping their pet healthy, pet loss and euthanasia, careers in veterinary medicine; and preparing their family for a disaster.

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SPEAK MY LANGUAGE--JAVMA NEWS

https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2019-11-15/speak-my-language

October 2019

Veterinary medicine may face increasing challenges around language barriers.

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THE LANGUAGE OF MEDICINE--TODAY'S VETERINARY BUSINESS

https://todaysveterinarybusiness.com/the-language-of-medicine

October 2018

Health care is harder to access when clients don't speak English, but you can bridge the gap by becoming bilingual, hiring a diverse staff, and embracing available resources such as the AVMA handouts above.

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WITH SPANISH CLASSES, VET SCHOOLS AIM TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS WITH FARMWORKERS--NPR.ORG

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/07/26/529587702/with-spanish-classes-vet-schools-aim-to-break-down-barriers-with-farmworkers

July 26, 2018

This is an article about veterinary staff learning Spanish to communicate with workers in the dairy industry.

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SURVEY OF US VETERINARY STUDENTS ON COMMUNICATING WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT SPANISH-SPEAKING PET OWNERS--JOURNAL OF VET MED EDUC

https://jvme.utpjournals.press/doi/10.3138/jvme.0215-025R​

2015

This is an interesting survey.

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ASSESSING THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE VETERINARY PROFESSION TO COMMUNICATE WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT SPANISH-SPEAKING PET OWNERS--PURDUE UNIVERSITY DISSERTATION

https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/137/

2013

This is an interesting dissertation.

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IMMIGRATION, LANGUAGE BARRIERS INFLUENCE VETERINARY CARE--JAVMA NEWS

https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2010-02-15/immigration-language-barriers-influence-veterinary-care

February 1, 2010

 As practicles increase their Spanish language skill, more Hispanic students enter veterinary colleges.

Tener otro idioma es poseer una segunda alma.

-Carlomagno

(Charlemagne)

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