October 01, 2012

In some areas of the country, rural veterinarians are struggling to maintain practice viability and client profitability because of a more geographically dispersed clientele. A few states are considering or have implemented a system of animal health care involving rigorously trained technicians taking on greater roles under the direct or indirect supervision of veterinarians.

Issues

The third joint AVMA/Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Economic Meeting focused on discussions of the AVMA workforce study and an AAVMC-sponsored proposal to launch an initiative aimed at providing students with debt planning and management tools.