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Workforce needs in veterinary medicine /
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 Affairs Division ; National Research Council of The National Academies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2013.
description
xxiv, 310 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309257441, 9780309257442
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2013.
isbn
0309257441
9780309257442
contents note
Introduction -- Companion-animal medicine -- Equine veterinary medicine -- Food-animal veterinary medicine -- Veterinarians in industry -- Veterinarians in public practice -- Veterinarians in wildlife and ecosystem health -- Global food security -- Academic veterinary medicine -- An economic perspective on the veterinary profession -- Conclusions and recommendations.
abstract
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. 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.--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
10377273
 
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Includes bibliographical references.
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The 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.

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