Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Alberta claims dire shortage of veterinarians


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.