Vet shortage nears critical stage, but you can help
By Ria de Grassi
California Farm Bureau Federation
Did you see that bumper sticker, “Have you hugged your veterinarian today?”
Dairy farmers, horse owners, poultry producers and others in animal agriculture appreciate the value of veterinarians in preventive herd health medicine and in treatment of sick and injured livestock. Maybe you don’t raise cattle or poultry or own a dog or cat, and don’t know a veterinarian. Regardless of your animal ownership status, veterinarians are a critical public health resource to all of us. The ever-growing shortage of these special animal doctors is a problem, but one that you can help fix.