Rural practice input sought from all veterinarians, students

Published on March 15, 2008
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Whether you are a veterinarian who is currently in rural practice, who left it, or who never entered it at all, your input is being sought by the Academy of Rural Veterinarians.

The ARV is requesting all veterinarians, regardless of their present employment or area of expertise—as well as veterinary students—to complete a brief online survey designed to more fully explain why veterinarians enter rural practice, and why some leave and others stay. This feedback will help guide efforts to recruit and retain more veterinarians for this underserved practice area.

Participation in the survey is anonymous, and responses will be kept confidential, the ARV assures. This survey is a cooperative effort between the ARV and the colleges of veterinary medicine at Oregon State University and The Ohio State University.

For questions or comments about the survey, contact the ARV toll-free at (877) 362-1150 or at ARVvetataol [dot] com.

The survey Web site is
The survey is also posted on the AVMA Web site at