Compassion, caring and high-quality care keep the clients coming in the door, but they don’t pay the bills. Running a small business requires skills that often aren’t learned in veterinary school.
Keep abreast on veterinary economics topics through articles, get updates on the workforce research plan at AVMA@Work: Economics, and share business information with your peers through the AVMA Practice Management & Economics discussion forum.
The supply of and demand for veterinarians and veterinary services were examined in the 2013 U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study. Plans are underway to carry out a veterinary industry-wide workforce research plan.
Initiatives to strenghten the economics of the veterinary medical profession are led by the Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, supported by the staff of the Veterinary Economics Division.
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