There are 840 vancancies for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in Alberta alone according to a report by the two associations representing them.
“If left unaddressed, these shortages can pose a risk to animal welfare, agricultural production, food security and public health,” says their report.
The two associations have launched a “public awareness” campaign to persuade the public that things need to change.
At the same time, there is the story of a veterinarian who escaped the Ukraine, is now on a dairy farm near Tavistock, and faces challenges to gain accreditation to practice veterinary medicine in Canada. It will take at least two years.
I guess Ontario animals must be a great deal different from those in the Ukraine.