Women leading change in veterinary medicine

Women leading change in veterinary medicine

These veterinarians are leading the charge for better education, communication, and financial strength in the veterinary profession.
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Apr 23, 2010
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It’s hard to believe that not too many years ago, women were discouraged from applying to veterinary school. After all, it was argued, they would just leave the profession when they got married and had kids. Training them was considered a waste of time and money.

Today, women are the majority in veterinary schools, veterinary practice, and the AVMA—and they’re increasingly rising as leaders in veterinary colleges, medical societies, and national organizations.

Take a long look at these seven change-making women in the most important profession in the world. If you’ve got reservations about the health of veterinary medicine, you won’t for long.

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