Appendix G

Academic Survey of Veterinary Personnel

The purpose of the survey was to collect information about the numbers of current and projected faculty and students at U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine, veterinary science departments, and comparative medicine departments. The sample consisted of the 28 U.S. colleges and schools of veterinary medicine, 9 veterinary science departments within U.S. colleges of agriculture and 7 departments of comparative medicine at U.S. medical schools. The list of colleges and schools of veterinary medicine, veterinary science departments and departments of comparative medicine were provided by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

An e-mail letter was sent to each person in the sample asking them to go to a website where they could complete the questionnaire. There were several follow up e-mails from the National Research Council (NRC) sent to members who did not respond to the survey. The two members of the study committee who were deans of veterinary colleges also contacted the non-responders. As a result responses were received from 27 of 28 colleges/schools of veterinary medicine, 6 of the 9 veterinary science departments, and 5 of the 7 comparative medicine departments.

The data are available from the NRC.



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Appendix G Academic Survey of Veterinary Personnel The purpose of the survey was to collect information about the numbers of current and projected faculty and students at U.S. colleges of veterinary medi- cine, veterinary science departments, and comparative medicine departments. The sample consisted of the 28 U.S. colleges and schools of veterinary medi- cine, 9 veterinary science departments within U.S. colleges of agriculture and 7 departments of comparative medicine at U.S. medical schools. The list of col- leges and schools of veterinary medicine, veterinary science departments and departments of comparative medicine were provided by the American Associa- tion of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). An e-mail letter was sent to each person in the sample asking them to go to a website where they could complete the questionnaire. There were several fol- low up e-mails from the National Research Council (NRC) sent to members who did not respond to the survey. The two members of the study committee who were deans of veterinary colleges also contacted the non-responders. As a result responses were received from 27 of 28 colleges/schools of veterinary medicine, 6 of the 9 veterinary science departments, and 5 of the 7 comparative medicine departments. The data are available from the NRC. 306

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Appendix G 307 The AAVMC has enlisted the National Academy of Sciences/National Re- search Council to convene a panel to study the broad scope of issues related to the veterinary workforce in the United States. The study will explore the histor- ical changes in the size and characteristics of the veterinary workforce; assess the demographics and adequacy of the current supply of veterinarians in differ- ent occupational categories and sectors of the economy; and identify incentives, disincentives, and other factors that are likely to affect the numbers of veterinar- ians seeking jobs in different sectors in the future. The study will also examine the trends affecting the kinds of jobs available to veterinarians, and assess the future demand for veterinary expertise in existing and new employment sectors. The study will also examine the current and future capacity of universities, col- leges, comparative medicine and veterinary science departments to train in all sectors adequately and to identify training needs relative to the demand for spe- cific expertise. This questionnaire is to request that you assist in planning for the future of academic veterinary medicine by sharing information that will help in formulat- ing the current and planned academic workforce needs and/or options for meet- ing requirements of a national veterinary workforce. This web based survey is designed so that you can stop answering the ques- tions at any time and return to the survey to answer more questions or change answers to already completed questions. The only constraint is that you use the same computer while answering the questions. 1) Demographic Information Name: _________________________________________________ Company: _________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ Address 2: _________________________________________________ City/Town: _________________________________________________ State: _________________________________________________ Zip code: _________________________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________ Phone Number: _________________________________________________ 2) The responses to this questionnaire apply only to the part of the institu- tion indicated below: □ Veterinary college (All Units) □ Comparative medicine departments □ Veterinary science departments □ Other: _____________________

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308 Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine 3) Provide the number of current faculty and students. 2007 Faculty - tenure track Faculty - non tenure track clinical Faculty - non tenure track research DVM professional students Graduate students - masters Graduate students - doctoral Postdoctoral associates Clinical interns Clinical residents Masters in Public Health Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine 4) Estimate the number of faculty and students you expect in your pro- gram in 2010. 2010 Faculty - tenure track Faculty - non tenure track clinical Faculty - non tenure track research DVM professional students Graduate students - masters Graduate students - doctoral Postdoctoral associates Clinical interns Clinical residents Masters in Public Health Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine 5) Estimate the number of faculty and students you expect in your pro- gram in 2016. 2016 Faculty - tenure track Faculty - non tenure track clinical Faculty - non tenure track research DVM professional students Graduate students - masters Graduate students - doctoral Postdoctoral associates Clinical interns Clinical residents Masters in Public Health Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine

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Appendix G 309 6) Identify, by discipline/specialty, the number of vacant faculty positions in 2007 within existing programs and what is anticipated in future years due to retirements in 2010 and 2016. 2007 2010 2016 BASIC SCIENCES: Anatomy Biochemistry/Physiology Embryology Epidemiology Food Safety/Public Health Genetics Immunology Medicine Microbiology/Virology/ Parasitology Nutrition Pathology Pharmacology Reproduction Surgery Toxicology CLINICAL SCIENCES: Large Animals: Equine Medicine Equine Surgery Food Animals: Beef Dairy Poultry Small Ruminants Swine Small Animals: Anesthesiology Behavior Cardiology Clinical Pathology Dentistry Dermatology Emergency Medicine Critical Care Internal Medicine Lab Animal Neurology Nutrition Pharmacy Shelter Medicine Surgery Soft Tissue Orthopedics Theriogenology Zoological/Wildlife Other ____________

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310 Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine 7) Is your Unit planning to add or delete training/educational programs? yes □ no □ If yes, please specify the designated program(s) and identify faculty needs and proposed enrollments. 8) For the planned programs identified in Question # 7, please list the number of new graduates from the proposed program(s): 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 DVM’s DVM/Ph’s PhD’s MPH MPVM MSc MBA 9) Is your college/school/department planning a “Center of Emphasis” (special training for 4th year students who desire in-depth training with species, disciplines, i.e. food safety/public health, etc.)? yes □ no □ If yes, please describe, indicate the collaborating institutions, identify facul- ty areas needed, the number of faculty needed and proposed enrollments. 10) Does your College/School have or participate in a Registered Veteri- nary Technician Program? yes □ no □ If yes please briefly describe the number of graduates per year and whether it is for small animal or large animal, i.e., equine, livestock/poultry or both. 11) If your answer to Question #10 is no, do you intend to add such a pro- gram at your institution? yes □ no □ If the answer is yes, when do you plan on establishing such a program and what is your estimate of the number of students in each class year? Thank you.