ERIC Number: ED255138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Veterinary Medicine: Supply and Demand in the South.
Myers, Michael M.
Trends in veterinary school enrollments and the demand for veterinary services in 14 southern states and the United States are reviewed to help states monitor veterinarian supply and demand. Highlights include the following: in 1984-1985, southern veterinary medicine schools will produce twice as many graduates as they did a decade earlier; the south's 10 veterinary medicine schools graduated almost 700 veterinarians in 1983-1984; a somewhat higher percentage of baccalaureate recipients enter veterinary medicine schools in the South than in the nation as a whole; the gap between the South and the country in the number of active veterinarians per 100,000 population has narrowed, and the South is expected to reach the national average in the late 1980s; food animals and products accounted for $18 billion of farm income in the South in 1981, representing 46 percent of the total; in 1970 one of every three veterinarians in the South had a predominantly small animal practice; in 1981 the number was two of every three; and the proportion of veterinarians in the South who maintained a predominantly large animal practice in 1981 was virtually the same as in 1970 (one-sixth), but the proportion of veterinarians in mixed practice dropped from one-half in 1970 to one-eighth a decade later. (SW)
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Comparative Analysis, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, National Surveys, Veterinarians, Veterinary Medical Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.