Career Choices for Veterinarians by Carin A. Smith
Call Number: SF756.28 .S65 Animal Health Library Stacks
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine by Committee to Assess the Current and Future Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Policy and Global AffairsThe U.S. veterinary medical profession contributes to society in diverse ways, from developing drugs and protecting the food supply to treating companion animals and investigating animal diseases in the wild. In a study of the issues related to the veterinary medical workforce, including demographics, workforce supply, trends affecting job availability, and capacity of the educational system to fill future demands, a National Research Council committee found that the profession faces important challenges in maintaining the economic sustainability of veterinary practice and education, building its scholarly foundations, and evolving veterinary service to meet changing societal needs. Many concerns about the profession came into focus following the outbreak of West Nile fever in 1999, and the subsequent outbreaks of SARS, monkeypox, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, highly pathogenic avian influenza, H1N1 influenza, and a variety of food safety and environmental issues heightened public concerns. They also raised further questions about the directions of veterinary medicine and the capacity of public health service the profession provides both in the United States and abroad. To address some of the problems facing the veterinary profession, greater public and private support for education and research in veterinary medicine is needed. The public, policymakers, and even medical professionals are frequently unaware of how veterinary medicine fundamentally supports both animal and human health and well-being. This report seeks to broaden the public's understanding and attempts to anticipate some of the needs and measures that are essential for the profession to fulfill given its changing roles in the 21st century.
Call Number: National Academies Press free to read online
Publication Date: 2013-10-17
VetCoach by Nap, RC & WSAVAA non-for-profit project that collects “career reflections” of veterinary professionals around the world. The contributing colleagues donate their time to share their professional insights with graduating students, as a gift “from the current generation to the next one”. They all answered the question: “what would you have liked to know when you graduated, that might benefit students graduating today”? Accompanying website at http://vetcoach.info/en/