ERIC Number: ED059669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Need for a College of Veterinary Medicine in New England.
New England Board of Higher Education, Winchester, MA.
New England faces a critical shortage of over 1,200 veterinarians by 1980. In 1968 there were only 8.2 practicing veterinarians for every 100,000 New Englanders--5 fewer than the national average, and less than half as many as will be needed by the end of the present decade. The major problem arises from the fact that there has been no college of veterinary medicine in the New England states since 1947, and New Englanders applying for admission to colleges in other areas of the country are more often than not turned down because of in-state-preference admission procedures. It is therefore the proposal of this report that the 6 New England states should join forces and provide a college of veterinary medicine for the region. (HS)
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Professional Education, Veterinary Medicine
New England Board of Higher Education, 20 Walnut Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Winchester, MA.