Company. Lack of veterinarians: how to attract students from rural areas?

Long trips, night shifts… It is difficult to attract young veterinarians qualified to care for cows, sheep and other ovine animals to rural areas. Only 16.4% of veterinarians have made livestock medicine their specialty.

in rural areas it has continued to fall in recent years.

Rural life does not make young people dream

“Young people tell me: ‘I haven’t studied for eight years to go on a trip and spend my days in a kangoo,’” testifies Matthieu Mourou, member of the Council of the National Order of Veterinarians and veterinarian in rural areas. ”. “Young graduates want to go into attractive fields and aim for a better work-life balance than previous generations,” he continues. Conditions more easily found in clinics…

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