AVMA’s Economics Division (AVMA ECON) has begun to work with specific VMAs to assist in the development of data collection and analysis of the information required to develop specific workforce models for states and specific markets for veterinarians. This year we have engaged Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. With respect to a specific VMA, AVMA ECON would like to understand the questions that may be specific to this segment of veterinary profession and develop a process for the continued assessment of each of these VMAs.
Our goal is to develop the market for veterinarians and the market for veterinary services for each type of practice and within each state. The national effort is more robust when aggregating markets to the national level, rather than estimating the national models and attempting to disaggregate to the individual market (state or practice type).