Why Are Men Abandoning Schools of Veterinary Medicine?

In 2009, the American Veterinary Medical Association reported that for the first time in American history female veterinarians outnumbered their male counterparts. In the future, the field will undoubtedly have far more women than men. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges reports that women now hold more than three quarters of all seats in member colleges.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently held its White Coat Ceremony for incoming students. There are 102 students in the incoming class. Of these, 79. or 77.5 percent, are women.

The big question is why women now far outnumber men to such a large degree in academic veterinary settings. We invite reader comments on the issue.

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