Washington — A greater number of minorities are studying veterinary medicine, but the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges' (AAVMC) latest enrollment data show the increase at just .4 percent.
Editor's Note: DVM Newsmagazine asked six thought-leaders at CVC East in Baltimore to talk about five of the most pressing issues facing the veterinary profession. During the succeeding months, each of the issues introduced at the DVM Newsmaker's Summit will be presented for publication. This month, the panel takes on the supply of veterinarians and future professional opportunities. Dr. Lonnie King introduces the issue.
We struggle in training veterinarians to treat all species and all specialties. The general public of course recognizes that it is difficult to be a veterinarian because you have to be able to treat every species.