June 05, 2017

AVMA Survey Found New Veterinary Students Interested in Shelter Medicine

Cynthia Karsten, DVM, outreach veterinarian at the University of California, Davis, and Ann Enright, BVMS, MRCVS, shelter veterinarian at the Cat Protection Society of Victoria in Australia, talk about their excitement over the fact that new veterinary students are interested in studying shelter medicine.


A recent survey by the AVMA asked the entering class of veterinary students what their biggest interests were going into veterinary school. The survey found that  while general practice was first, shelter medicine was the second biggest interest among new veterinary students—tied with equine medicine.

Cynthia Karsten, DVM, outreach veterinarian at the University of California, Davis, and Ann Enright, BVMS, MRCVS, shelter veterinarian at the Cat Protection Society of Victoria in Australia, talk about their excitement over the fact that new veterinary students are interested in studying shelter medicine.

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