October 01, 2015

JAVMA’s first issue came out in October 1915. In the ensuing 100 years, the Journal has had a marked impact on AVMA members, and vice versa, as it reported on countless meetings, awards, and events related to the veterinary profession. Over time, the JAVMA has helped practitioners understand current events and also created a sense of community among them. It’s no surprise, then, that the JAVMA is the most widely read veterinary journal with a scope reaching over 80,000 people.


Starting salaries for veterinarians are expected to increase substantially between 2014 and 2024, according to a new report from the AVMA. The 2015 AVMA Report on the Market for Veterinarians covers compensation trends in veterinary medicine and other aspects of supply and demand in the market for veterinarians. The report predicts that an increase in starting salaries will follow from an improving economy and a forecast that continued growth in the number of veterinary graduates is unlikely.


The fifth annual State of Pet Health Report from Banfield Pet Hospital attempts to answer this question: “What is the disconnect between how veterinarians position preventive care to pet owners and what pet owners truly believe?” MotiveQuest, a consumer research company, analyzed more than 2 million online conversations about pet care. The resulting report, “Making Pet Care Personal: A Guide to Improving Preventive Care for Pets,” recommends expanding the definition of preventive care.



The article “Grant aims to give minorities a boost in whitest profession” in the Sept. 1, 2015, issue of JAVMA News, listed The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as having a 3.9 percent rate of racially or ethnically underrepresented students enrolled. The actual rate is 10.2 percent.