panion-animal veterinary workforce will be comprised of veterinarians who graduated from colleges outside the United States, and those redirected from other sectors of the profession. To maintain the quality of and the access to veterinary education at a reasonable cost to the student, and to meet the need for veterinary services in all sectors of the profession, the veterinary profession and the U.S. higher education system must consider this reality carefully.

The trends discussed in this chapter are further explored in Chapter 10, which examine the dilemma of the companion-animal sector relative to the cost of education. Chapter 11 provides an analysis of these issues in the overall context of veterinary profession and offers recommendations for addressing them.



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