ERIC Number: ED022956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Need for a Veterinary Aide Training Program in Kansas.
Robinson, George A.; And Others
To determine the need for a v"terinary aide training program, a study was conducted to: (1) discover the need for trained veterinary aides, (2) ascertain the type and extent of training needed, and (3) provide a sound basis for developing a post-secondary training program. Responses to mailed survey instruments were received from 159 of 500 veterinarians listed by the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. Findings were: (1) 42 percent expressed an interest in employing veterinary aides from a proved training program, (2) Extrapolation from the above data revealed a need for 304 veterinary aides in 278 practices, (3) 43 percent would use the veterinary aide in a clinic situation and 48 percent in a combination field and clinic, (4) 63 percent would use aides in large animal and 25 in small animal practices, and (5) The estimated average starting wage would be $78.56 per week. Some recommendations were: (1) that plans be initiated to establish a pilot veterinary aide training program, (2) that the agricultural education division work with a special advisory committee in curriculum development and on-the-job training programs, (3) that considerable on-the-job experience be provided with cooperating veterinarians, and (4) that the program be a certificate program based upon satisfactory completion of training requirements. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Vocational Education Research Coordinating Unit, Topeka.; Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Herington.; Kansas State Board for Vocational Education, Topeka.