Australia’s veterinarian shortage

Australia has a veterinarian shortage, as professionals face stress, financial pressure and long hours. Kookaburra Veterinary Employment owner Wendy Nathan told the ABC there were currently more than 400 unfilled veterinary positions on her books alone. She said vets were leaving the industry –
blames stress, financial pressure and long hours, along with abuse and “emotional blackmail” from pet owners, for the problem.

Dr Nathan said the shortage was not helped by the high university entrance requirement, the five-year study period, and the low starting salary compared to dentists and engineers.

Read more here – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-13/vet-shortage-as-suicide-rates-high/10708686?pfmredir=sm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s