Food animal medicine in crisis

Jennifer B. Walker Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.

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    AVMA. AVMA membership (US and territories). Available at: www.avma.org/reference/marketstats/membership.asp. Accessed Jun 4, 2009.

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    Willis NG, Monroe FA, Potworowski JA, et al. Envisioning the future of veterinary medical education: The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Foresight Project, Final Report. J Vet Med Educ 2007;34:141.

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    Chenoweth PJ. Editorial: food animal veterinary futures. J Vet Med Educ 2004;31:323328.

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    Gwinner KP, Prince JB, Andrus DM. Attracting students into careers in food supply veterinary medicine. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2006;228:16931704.

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    Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Emergency needs in veterinary human resources: final report of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Task Force. Washington, DC: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, 2003. Available at: www.aavmc.org/reports_publications/documents/HRTF_Report.pdf. Accessed Jun 8, 2009.

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    Witter R. The veterinarian scientist: an endangered species. J Vet Med Educ 2005;32:297300.

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    Nielsen NO, Evans B, King LJ. The concept of rural community practice (RCP). J Vet Med Educ 2006;33:549553.

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    Morishita TY, Kahrs RF, Prasse KW, et al. Veterinary medical education for modern food systems: past, present, and brain-storming a future. J Vet Med Educ 2006;33:530532.

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    Moore DA. Veterinary school consortia as a means of promoting the food-supply veterinary medicine pipeline. J Vet Med Educ 2006;33:539542.

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    Andrus DM, Prince JB, Gwinner K. Work conditions, job preparation, and placement strategies for food-animal veterinarians. J Vet Med Educ 2006;33:509516.

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    Tyler JW, Larson RL. 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. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2006;229:922927.

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    Stolz DJ. Families, females, and food animals: can we do it all? J Vet Med Educ 2006;33:554557.

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    Larson RL. Food animal veterinary medicine: leading a changing profession. J Vet Med Educ 2004;31:341346.

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    Andrus DM, Gwinner KP, Prince JB. Job satisfaction, changes in occupational area, and commitment to a career in food supply veterinary medicine. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2006;228:18841893.

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    Burns K. AVMA survey measures income trends to 2007. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2009;234:810.

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    Hoblet KN, Maccabe AT, Heider LE. Veterinarians in population health and public practice: meeting critical national needs. J Vet Med Educ 2003;30:287294.

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    Sibbel RL. Veterinarians and the animal-health industry: a complex dimension of opportunity. J Vet Med Educ 2006;33:502504.

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    Leighton FA. Veterinary medicine and the lifeboat test: a perspective on the social relevance of the veterinary profession in the 21st century. Can Vet J 2004;45:259263.

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