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Assessing veterinary medical education with regard to the attraction, admission, and education of students interested in food supply veterinary medicine and retention of student interest in a career in the food supply sector

Jeff W. Tyler DVM, PhD, DACVIM1 and Robert L. Larson DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVPM2
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  • 1 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65202
  • | 2 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506

A series of surveys 1–3 supported by the Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition has highlighted issues related to the supply and demand for food animal veterinarians in the United States. Food supply veterinary medicine (FSVM) embraces traditional preventive care and treatment of livestock; production medicine consulting services; pharmaceutical and biologics industry employment; and employment related to food safety, biosecurity, process assurance, and biodefense. In contrast to results for the KPMG LLP study 4 (often referred to as the Megastudy), several recent reports 5–11 have asserted that the training and supply of food supply veterinarians does not meet

A series of surveys 1–3 supported by the Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition has highlighted issues related to the supply and demand for food animal veterinarians in the United States. Food supply veterinary medicine (FSVM) embraces traditional preventive care and treatment of livestock; production medicine consulting services; pharmaceutical and biologics industry employment; and employment related to food safety, biosecurity, process assurance, and biodefense. In contrast to results for the KPMG LLP study 4 (often referred to as the Megastudy), several recent reports 5–11 have asserted that the training and supply of food supply veterinarians does not meet

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Tyler