by Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in [Blacksburg, Va.] .
Written in English
|Statement||submitted by Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Series||House document -- no. 7, House document (Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates) -- 2010, no. 7.|
|LC Classifications||SF624.V8 V57 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 22 p. :|
|Number of Pages||22|
|LC Control Number||2010474575|
HD7 - Shortage of Large Animal Veterinarians in Virginia (HJR , ) Published: Author: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Enabling Authority: House Joint Resolution (Regular Session, ) Report. Executive Summary: Food and fiber production is critical to the welfare, security and future of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Sally Gifford, a spokeswoman for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, said studies show a significant shortage of food animal, or large animal, veterinarians in . A looming shortage of large-animal vets in rural America was a big worry six years ago. In fact, the August issue of BEEF magazine included a report on a survey of U.S. beef producers and bovine practitioners that found almost 49% of producer respondents worried about a long-run shortage of large-animal practitioners in their community, and 14% said there already was a shortage. Large-animal vets ensure the health of cows, pigs and horses, but they're also the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans — so a shortage .
Predicts that the shortage of veterinarians in rural areas will worsen unless such practices can be made economically viable and that public health may be endangered by a shortage of large animal veterinarians. Proposes solutions to the General Assembly. From the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Shortage of Large Animal Veterinarians. Committee Home. Members. Meetings. Meetings. Animal Shortage in Va. VMRCVM Classes of Accepted N= Rejected N= Our job (i) determine the supply and demand for large animal veterinarians in Virginia, including by region of the Commonwealth (ii) ascertain the causes of the shortage of such veterinarians and recommend immediate and long-term alternatives to ameliorate the. Tackling the large animal veterinarian shortage The USDA is rewarding young dairy and livestock veterinarians who work in underserved areas of the country with a loan repayment option. By Paul R. Biagiotti, D.V.M.
But there's been a shortage of large-animal vets in rural areas since Experts say that's because of a combination of low wages, long hours and . The problem is not a shortage of large animal veterinarians; it’s the distribution of available vets, says Nigel Cook, professor in food animal production medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. “You can’t expect a veterinarian to set up shop in an area where there isn’t enough work to sustain a livelihood. Veterinarian Shortage Creates Holes In The First Line of Defense. Large-animal veterinarians test animals like hogs and cattle before anyone can slaughter them, NPR reported. If there are no large-animal vets, then there is no testing. Consequently, diseased animals might go on to the slaughterhouse and ultimately to the supermarket. Veterinarians are essential to public health and food safety. So should America be concerned about its veterinarian shortage?