ERIC Number: ED059688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Veterinary Medical Needs in Florida.
Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.
There is a wide agreement that (1) Florida needs more practicing veterinarians and veterinary medical services than it now has, especially in the area of large animal and food animal practice, and (2) there is a deficiency of opportunities to study veterinary medicine for those Floridians who would elect this profession. This report takes into account veterinary medical education in the U.S. as a whole, the veterinary population of Florida, the estimated need for veterinarians nationally and in Florida, the licensure characteristics of various health professions, the activities of other states with regard to the veterinarian shortage, an analysis of the alternatives to the creation of a veterinary college, and a proposed program and estimated costs for the creation of a veterinary college. Unfortunately, none of the alternatives to starting a new school in Florida show promise at this time of making a significant contribution to Florida's shortage. On the other hand, financing a new college presents an even greater problem. Without considerable aid from the Federal government, the construction of a college of veterinary medicine will be virtually impossible. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.