Since I graduated (Cornell, ’97), I have seen tremendous shifts in the field of veterinary medicine. The pros: more opportunities for women, improvements in diversity, opportunities for advanced training, and better quality of care. The cons?

Pet owners are turning to the internet as trust in our profession decreases. Student loans are at an all-time high. It is increasingly difficult to be financially successful in a challenging economy.

How can we get back on track and prevent our profession from moving in the wrong direction? One way to start: focus on the future of our profession and stop abandoning our new graduates.

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