The Veterinary Idealist

The veterinary industry is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes.  Ownership is becoming more consolidated in the hands of non-veterinarians while new veterinarians are finishing school with increasing debt loads.  These changes have influenced many industries and some would call them inevitable.  However, the idealist in me believes that by understanding the drivers of these changes, looking for bright spots, and by working together we can create a sustainable veterinary community that always puts pets and their people first.

 

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Thoughts on giving to your Alma Mater: Veterinary Scholarships and Capital Projects

  The Role of Veterinary Scholarships in minimizing veterinary debt A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the importance of state and federal spending in minimizing veterinary debt.  State support of public higher institutions is critical to minimize tuition increases  while federal student loan programs can have a big impact on the total amount owed …