Summary and Implications
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University has responded to the shortage of veterinarians in food animal practice by hiring new faculty in the Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine Department as well as expanding its curriculum offerings in large animal species that encompass species electives from freshman through senior year. In the past five years there has been the addition of full and part-time faculty members to address the needs to teach beef, dairy, small ruminant, and swine production medicine ,embryo transfer, and animal welfare.
Iowa State University
"Dairy Section of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM),"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 658, ASL R2705.
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