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Changes in agriculture place new demands on rural veterinarians
Shortage is real, but hard to assess; recruitment, mentoring needs cited by veterinary officials


DVM360 MAGAZINE


The future

While the problem is being addressed across the country, no one knows what the outcome will be.

Higher salaries in other areas of veterinary medicine are a detractor. And heavy government recruiting of rural veterinarians for public-health programs doesn't help, Andrews says.

As an ARV member, Andrews hopes the shortage is narrowing, but estimates the group won't know if its efforts are making a difference for at least four to five years.

Leaders speak out



"We are examining creative ways to help students repay their loans and remain solvent during this recession. I believe veterinarians are passionate, committed and working hard to ensure that we remain one of the more respected and effective professions."

— EMILY EATON, PRESIDENT, STUDENT AVMA UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DVM CANDIDATE, CLASS OF 2009


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