Veterinary colleges address rural veterinary shortage

02/8/2012 | InsideHigherEd.com

Veterinary schools in the U.S. are responding to a deficit of large-animal veterinarians by increasing class size. In some areas of the country, especially the Midwest, there are thousands of animals with no local veterinarian to care for them, according to the AVMA. Veterinarians have been trending toward more lucrative, less time-constraining companion-animal medicine, and veterinary colleges hope that increasing class sizes will produce more food-animal veterinarians as well as increase revenue for school improvements.

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