On the vet shortage: Rep. Kurt Schrader, DVM

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  • I have no arguments with the points that Dr. Schrader makes about the changes in the field and the obstacles that need addressed. The point the new professionals want to make a fair wage is the key.  All the enthusiasm in the world cannot combat bankrupcy.  There are 2 key categories in "RURAL" America: 1- agriculture 2- non-agriculture.  Agriculture clients demand service that is cost effective and not emotionally based. ALL medical decisions are economically based.  The non-ag. clients that live in rural communities want medical services that are influnced by emotion first and cost second.   It is hard to find veterinarians that can switch practice styles gracefully.


    With this in mind, the questions reguarding the shortage of rural veteriarins should be addressed to the clients requesting the services.


    Both should answer the basic questions


    1. What do I want?


    2. How much is it worth?


    If the answers to these 2 questions do not cover day to day operating expenses with a fair wage to the doctors and the staff involved there will be no service provided.

    CortMohr, 3 years ago | Flag
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Can the shortage of food-animal veterinarians be solved? U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, DVM (D-Ore.), thinks so. He talks about the issue in this excerpt from an interview with DVM Newsmagazine Editor Daniel R. Verdon at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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