Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Die Tiermedizin im Wandel:
    Nachwuchsmangel in der Nutztiermedizin (2009)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Kostelnik, K.
    Heuwieser, W.
    Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift : DTW; 116(12) — S. 412–420
    ISSN: 0341-6593
    DOI: 10.2376/0341-6593-116-412
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Veterinary medicine, previously a male-dominated profession, has experienced a significant
    increase in the number of women applying for veterinary colleges. Today approximately
    85% of veterinary students are female. Parallel to this development there has been a decline
    in the number of graduates entering food supply veterinary medicine careers. More
    and more food animal veterinarians, foremost in rural areas, are complaining about their
    problems to recruit young professionals for their practice. Feminization as well as the shortage of food animal veterinarians is an international phenomenon. In veterinary practice
    and scientific literature it has been discussed if these two trends are related. Extensive
    research has been conducted about this subject, mainly in Australia, Canada and the USA.
    In this article the existing data have been compared and discussed.