I read one of the interview questions from the Interview Feedback pages which asked something similar to: you have mentioned two of the important issues facing veterinary medicine, what is the third? Which freaked me right the heck out because I'm not sure I know ANY of the major issues in veterinary medicine today... Here's what I think is important right now: Emerging and "Old" Zoonotic diseases: their impact on veterinary medicine, public health and the veterinarian's responsibilities Education: education of the public to things such as zoonotic diseases, animal welfare, health of food production animals, use of animals in research, etc Dog Law: This is a big one that actually happened right down the street from my apartment in Kuztown, PA, menonite farmers shot and killed 80 dogs at their breeding facility because they didn't want to give them medical attention. Because of this there has been a major overhaul of the Pennsylvania Dog Act which states that only veterinarians can euthanize dogs, cages cannot be stacked, cage floors must not be made of wire, etc Livestock Law (exact name??): overhaul of the laws dictating size and maintenance of facilities that house food production animals such as pigs, cows, and chickens. Thats what I can think of so far. Does anyone know of any other issues that I missed??? The ISU interview is coming up soon (this saturday eek!) and I want to be prepared if I get asked a question like this because I'm not very good at keeping up with current events. Thanks!