A strategic approach to workforce dynamics requires collaboration and sound data

Kent H. Hoblet Office of the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
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Deborah T. Kochevar Office of the Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536.

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Trevor Ames Office of the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
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Contributor Notes

Dr. Hoblet is president, Dr. Kochevar is past-president, Dr. Ames is president-elect, and Dr. Maccabe is executive director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

Address correspondence to Dr. Maccabe (amaccabe@aavmc.org).
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