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the recruitment and retention of veterinary medical educators has emerged concurrent with other issues facing our profession. Without intervention, we feel the looming shortage of veterinary medical educators required to instruct students and house

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that most veterinary students spend much of their final year of training, observing and applying the knowledge they acquired during their preclinical years ( Figure 1 ). Figure 1 Illustration of the clinical training environment for veterinary

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veterinary medicine. Within these standards, it states the curriculum must provide instruction in “the contribution of the veterinarian to the overall public and professional healthcare teams” as well as provide “opportunities for students to learn how to

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awareness of animal welfare has created obstacles to performing procedures on vertebrate species when those procedures are solely for the purpose of teaching veterinary students. Using western honeybees ( Apis mellifera ) as models to teach veterinary

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. 3 Veterinary graduates also reflect a lack of diversity. In the 2019–2020 academic year, 75.9% of veterinary students were White, 7.5% Latinx/Hispanic, 5.5% Asian, 3% Black, and 4% multiracial. 4 Black, Latinx, Asian, Native American, Alaska Native

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Introduction Mental health and stress have become increasingly important concerns for veterinarians 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and, especially so, veterinary students. 5 , 6 , 7 A study 5 in Australia, for example, found that veterinary students self

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sustainability of its people, 2) education and success of our students, 3) innovative and impactful research, 4) features of a highly successful referral veterinary medical center, 5) outreach and community engagement, and 6) overall operational excellence. The

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because of its focus on animal health and well-being. Currently, veterinary students receive little, if any, curriculum on structural racism or the ways in which it influences client relationships and patient care. Most veterinary prerequisites do not

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2014 was $87,000, whereas median income for veterinarians working full time in public or corporate practice was $99,700. Enhanced career awareness can also lead to opportunities for student loan repayment assistance, such as the Veterinary Medicine

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medicine are intensely focused on broadening the pipeline of diverse applicants. 2 Still, the DVM student population at AVMA accredited schools and colleges of veterinary medicine is overwhelmingly Caucasian. 3 According to the 2021 US Census, the 331

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