Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition Report (2006)

Estimating FSVM Demand and Maintaining the Availability of Veterinarians for Careers in Food Supply Related Disciplines in the United States and Canada

By: Dr. David M. Andrus | Dr. Kevin P. Gwinner | Dr. J. Bruce PrinceMay 2006

Table of Contents

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About the FSVMC


Chapter 1 – Introduction, Problem Statement, and Literature Review (PDF)

Contents: Problem statement | FSVMC members and mission | External threats and opportunities | Literature review | Attracting students to food supply medicine | Career switching and retention | Overview of methodology | Delphi forecasting technique | Focus groups | Internet surveys | Organization of chapters


Chapter 2 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Academic Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Academic Food Supply Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Academic Food Supply Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Academic Food Supply Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Academic Food Supply Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Academic Food Supply Veterinarians | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 3 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Industrial Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Industrial Veterinarian Careers in Pharmaceutical Companies Careers | The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Industrial Veterinarians Careers in Pharmaceutical Companies | Specialized Activities Increasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Food Supply Veterinarians in Pharmaceutical-Industrial Roles | The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians in Pharmaceutical-Industrial Roles | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Food Supply Veterinarians in Pharmaceutical-Industrial Roles | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 4 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Beef Cattle Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Academic Food Supply Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Beef Cattle Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Beef Cattle Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Beef Cattle Veterinarians | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 5 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Dairy Cattle Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Dairy Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Dairy Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Dairy Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Dairy Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Dairy Veterinarians | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 6 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Mixed Food Animal Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Mixed Food Animal Veterinarians | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 7 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Swine Practice Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Swine Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Swine Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Swine Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Swine Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Swine Veterinarians | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 8 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Poultry Practice Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Poultry Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Poultry Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Poultry Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Poultry Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Poultry Veterinarians | Conclusion: Stay the Course | Supplemental Information


Chapter 9 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers | The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers | The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Food Supply Veterinarians in Small Ruminant Careers | Conclusion: A General Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 10 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Government Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Careers | The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Careers | Specialized Activities Increasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Roles | The Future Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Roles | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Food Supply Veterinarians in State/Provincial Roles | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 11 – The Future Demand for Food Supply Veterinarians in Federal Government Careers (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | The Delphi Forecasting Technique | Issues and Trends Driving Future Demand for Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians | The Future Demand for Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians | Specialized Activities Increasing or Decreasing in Demand | Trends and Issues Driving the Future Supply of Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians | The Future Shortages of Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians | Solutions for the Future Shortage of Federal Government Food Supply Veterinarians | Conclusion: A Need for Action | Supplemental Information


Chapter 12 – First Year Student Career Path Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings | Respondent Demographic and Animal Experience Profile | Experiences Prior to Veterinary College | Satisfaction, Significant Others, and Commitment to Occupational Area | Career Prestige | Career Area Decision Factors | Factor Analysis of Career Decision Factors | Regression Analysis Predicting Career Area Selection


Chapter 13 – First Year Student Recruitment Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings from First Year Student Recruitment Survey | Respondent Profile | Strategies to Encourage FSVM Careers | Expectations including Salary and Hours Worked Expectations | Food Animal Career Challenges | Benefits of Working as a Food Animal Veterinarian


Chapter 14 – Student Career Focus Switching Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings from Student Career Focus Switching Survey | Respondent Profile | Career Focus Switching Behaviors | Why Students Change Career Focus | Switching Factor Differences | Occupational Commitment Differences


Chapter 15 – Importance – Performance Analysis of Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Career Commitment Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings from Importance-Performance analysis | Respondent profile | Importance – Performance Analysis | Factors Influencing Lifetime Commitment to Food Animal Medicine


Chapter 16 – Third and Fourth Year Food Animal Student Career Selection Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings From Food Animal Student Career Selection Survey | Respondent Demographic and Animal Experience Profile | Career Area Decision Factors | Encouraging Food Animal Careers | Career expectations for Food Animal Veterinarians


Chapter 17 – Faculty Perceptions of Student Employment Selection and Career Commitment Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings | Respondent Demographic Profile | Influences of Student Employment Selection | Lifetime Commitment to Food Animal Medicine | Descriptive Analysis of Student Perceptions | Encouraging Food Animal Medicine Careers | Opportunities, Threats, and Career Switching | Factor Analysis of Constructs


Chapter 18 – Recruiter Perceptions of Veterinary Employment Decisions Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings | Respondent Demographic Profile | Descriptive Analysis of Recruiting for Positions and Employment Conditions | MANOVA for Position Recruitment and Employment Conditions | Skills for Success | Employment Solutions for Organizations | Factor Analyses of Constructs | Regression Analyses Predicting Turnover and Positions Sought After


Chapter 19 – Food Supply Veterinarian Early Career Study(PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings | Respondent Demographic Profile | Continuing Education Needs | Current Employment Challenges | Occupational Commitment | Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions in FSVM | Veterinary Education Needs | Factor Analysis of Constructs | Regression analysis predicting turnover


Chapter 20 – Food Supply Veterinarian Career Retention Study (PDF)

Contents: Introduction | Methodology | Overall Findings | Respondent Demographic Profile | Career Switching Analysis | Former Employment Challenges | Current Employment Challenges | Multivariate Analysis of Variance | Factor Analysis of Constructs | Regression Analysis Predicting Turnover


Chapter 21 – Veterinary Student and Faculty Focus Groups (PDF)

Contents: Kansas State University, University of California-Davis, Iowa State University, University of Georgia, and North Carolina State University Focus Group Discussions
Introduction | Methodology | Thematic Analysis | Summary


Chapter 22 – Overall Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF)

Contents: Future Demand & Shortages of Food Supply Veterinarians | Background of Students Attracted to a Career in Food Animal Medicine | Summary of Students Attracted to a Career in Food Animal Medicine | Career Expectations of Students Attracted to Positions in Food Animal Medicine | Encouraging Students to Enter a Career in Foofd Animal Medicine | Summary of Strategies for Encouraging Food Animal Careers | Career Switching Among Employed Veterinarians | Summary of Career Switching from Food Animal Medicine | Student Loyalty and Food Animal Careers | Practicing Veterinarians and Career Commitment


References (PDF)

Appendix A – Cover letter and First Survey Instrument for Mixed Food Animal Delphi Panel (PDF)

Appendix B – Cover letter and Second Survey Instrument for Mixed Food Animal Delphi Panel (PDF)

Appendix C – Cover letter and Third Survey Instrument for Mixed Food Animal Delphi Panel(PDF)

Appendix D – Cover letters and Combined Survey Instrument for Chapters 12 and 13 (PDF)

Appendix E – Cover letters and Combined Survey Instrument for Chapters 14 and 15 (PDF)

Appendix F – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 16 (PDF)

Appendix G – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 17 (PDF)

Appendix H – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 18 (PDF)

Appendix I – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 19 (PDF)

Appendix J – Cover letters and Survey Instrument for Chapter 20 (PDF)

Appendix K – Focus Group Discussion Guides and Participant Exercises (PDF)