April 15, 2010

The rural lifestyle is the main draw for veterinarians entering rural veterinary practice, according to survey results appearing in two Special Reports in this issue of the JAVMA. The survey's purpose was to assist recruitment and retention efforts by assessing factors that influence veterinarians to enter and leave rural practice.

Government

The USDA and industry experts maintain that most of the 150 million head of livestock that are processed each year in inspected facilities are humanely slaughtered.