Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition Report (2006)

Estimating FSVM Demand and Maintaining the Availability of Veterinarians for Careers in Food Supply Related Disciplines in the United States and Canada

By

Dr. David M. Andrus  •  Dr. Kevin P. Gwinner  •  Dr. J. Bruce Prince
May 2006
 

Table of Contents


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About the FSVMC


Chapter 1 – Introduction, Problem Statement, and Literature Review (PDF)

Contents:
Problem statement • FSVMC members and mission • External threats and opportunities • Literature review • Attracting students to food supply medicine • Career switching and retention • Overview of methodology • Delphi forecasting technique • Focus groups • Internet surveys • Organization of chapters

Chapter 2 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Academic Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Academic Food Supply Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Academic Food Supply Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Academic Food Supply Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Academic Food Supply Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Academic Food Supply Veterinarians • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 3 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Industrial Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Industrial Veterinarian Careers in Pharmaceutical Companies Careers • The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Industrial Veterinarians Careers in Pharmaceutical Companies • Specialized Activities Increasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Food Supply Veterinarians in Pharmaceutical-Industrial Roles • The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians in Pharmaceutical-Industrial Roles • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Food Supply Veterinarians in Pharmaceutical-Industrial Roles • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 4 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Beef Cattle Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Academic Food Supply Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Beef Cattle Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Beef Cattle Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Beef Cattle Veterinarians • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 5 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Dairy Cattle Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Dairy Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Dairy Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Dairy Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Dairy Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Dairy Veterinarians • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 6 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Mixed Food Animal Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 7 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Swine Practice Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Swine Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Swine Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Swine Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Swine Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Swine Veterinarians • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 8 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Poultry Practice Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Poultry Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Poultry Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Poultry Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Poultry Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Poultry Veterinarians • Conclusion: Stay the Course • Supplemental Information

Chapter 9 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers • The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers • The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers • Conclusion: A General Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 10 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Government Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Careers • The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Careers • Specialized Activities Increasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Roles • The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Roles • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Roles • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 11 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Federal Government Careers (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • The Delphi Forecasting Technique • Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians • The Future Demand for Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians • Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand • Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians • The Future Shortages of Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians • Solutions for the Future Shortage of Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians • Conclusion: A Need for Action • Supplemental Information

Chapter 12 – First Year Student Career Path Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings • Respondent Demographic and Animal Experience Profile • Experiences Prior to Veterinary College • Satisfaction, Significant Others, and Commitment to Occupational Area • Career Prestige • Career Area Decision Factors • Factor Analysis of Career Decision Factors • Regression Analysis Predicting Career Area Selection

Chapter 13 – First Year Student Recruitment Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings from First Year Student Recruitment Survey • Respondent Profile • Strategies to Encourage FSVM Careers • Expectations including Salary and Hours Worked Expectations • Food Animal Career Challenges • Benefits of Working as a Food Animal Veterinarian

Chapter 14 – Student Career Focus Switching Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings from Student Career Focus Switching Survey • Respondent Profile • Career Focus Switching Behaviors • Why Students Change Career Focus • Switching Factor Differences • Occupational Commitment Differences

Chapter 15 – Importance – Performance Analysis of Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Career Commitment Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings from Importance-Performance analysis • Respondent profile • Importance – Performance Analysis • Factors Influencing Lifetime Commitment to Food Animal Medicine

Chapter 16 – Third and Fourth Year Food Animal Student Career Selection Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings From Food Animal Student Career Selection Survey • Respondent Demographic and Animal Experience Profile • Career Area Decision Factors • Encouraging Food Animal Careers • Career expectations for Food Animal Veterinarians

Chapter 17 – Faculty Perceptions of Student Employment Selection and Career Commitment Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings • Respondent Demographic Profile • Influences of Student Employment Selection • Lifetime Commitment to Food Animal Medicine • Descriptive Analysis of Student Perceptions • Encouraging Food Animal Medicine Careers • Opportunities, Threats, and Career Switching • Factor Analysis of Constructs

Chapter 18 – Recruiter Perceptions of Veterinary Employment Decisions Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings • Respondent Demographic Profile • Descriptive Analysis of Recruiting for Positions and Employment Conditions • MANOVA for Position Recruitment and Employment Conditions • Skills for Success • Employment Solutions for Organizations • Factor Analyses of Constructs • Regression Analyses Predicting Turnover and Positions Sought After

Chapter 19 – Food Supply Veterinarian Early Career Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings • Respondent Demographic Profile • Continuing Education Needs • Current Employment Challenges • Occupational Commitment • Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions in FSVM • Veterinary Education Needs • Factor Analysis of Constructs • Regression analysis predicting turnover

Chapter 20 – Food Supply Veterinarian Career Retention Study (PDF)

Contents:
Introduction • Methodology • Overall Findings • Respondent Demographic Profile • Career Switching Analysis • Former Employment Challenges • Current Employment Challenges • Multivariate Analysis of Variance • Factor Analysis of Constructs • Regression Analysis Predicting Turnover

Chapter 21 – Veterinary Student and Faculty Focus Groups (PDF)

Contents:
Kansas State University, University of California-Davis, Iowa State University, University of Georgia, and North Carolina State University Focus Group Discussions
Introduction • Methodology • Thematic Analysis • Summary

Chapter 22 – Overall Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF)

Contents:
Future Demand & Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians • Background of Students Attracted to a Career in Food Animal Medicine • Summary of Students Attracted to a Career in Food Animal Medicine • Career Expectations of Students Attracted to Positions in Food Animal Medicine • Encouraging Students to Enter a Career in Foofd Animal Medicine • Summary of Strategies for Encouraging Food Animal Careers • Career Switching Among Employed Veterinarians • Summary of Career Switching from Food Animal Medicine • Student Loyalty and Food Animal Careers • Practicing Veterinarians and Career Commitment

References (PDF)


Appendix A – Cover letter and First Survey Instrument for Mixed Food Animal Delphi Panel (PDF)


Appendix B – Cover letter and Second Survey Instrument for Mixed Food Animal Delphi Panel (PDF)


Appendix C – Cover letter and Third Survey Instrument for Mixed Food Animal Delphi Panel (PDF)


Appendix D – Cover letters and Combined Survey Instrument for Chapters 12 and 13 (PDF)


Appendix E – Cover letters and Combined Survey Instrument for Chapters 14 and 15 (PDF)


Appendix F – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 16 (PDF)


Appendix G – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 17 (PDF)


Appendix H – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 18 (PDF)


Appendix I – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 19 (PDF)


Appendix J – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 20 (PDF)


Appendix K – Focus Group Discussion Guides and Participant Exercises (PDF)