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egghead115

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Here's a great link to a NPR radio broadcast recorded last fall at UC Davis' School of Vet Med:

http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R611290900

Live from UC Davis: Veterinary Medicine's Evolving Role in Medical Science

Forum assesses the education of veterinarians and examines how veterinary science increasingly contributes to other fields of research. Also, a look at how the nationwide shortage of veterinarians affects the profession.
Host: Michael Krasny
Guests:
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Bennie Osburn, dean of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
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Bradford Smith, director of the Early Veterinary Student Bovine Experience Program, associate dean for clinical programs, and director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis
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Dr. Andrew Maccabe, associate executive director of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
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Jessica Reitz, student at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
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Richard Breitmeyer, California State Veterinarian at the California Department of Food and Agriculture

This show is also available on itunes as a free podcast. Search under "KQED Forum"
 

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Yes, it was good. I listened to it as well. Not alot of news to me, although, the fact that there will be such a huge shortage of ratio [vets to population] and ratio [vet schools to population] in the future is scary.

Lotsa big bucks are going to be needed to fix that problem! I think they mentioned the year 2040 for the projected shortage, etc.
 
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