Impact of Recruitment and Retention of Food Animal Veterinarians on the U.S. Food Supply

Issue Papers - IP67 - April 2020
Download Publication Download Ag quickCAST

Student Study Guide

Why is it so difficult to recruit and retain food animal veterinarians in the United States? And how might this impact the future food supply? Food animal veterinarians in the United States safeguard livestock, poultry, and aquatic food animal health and welfare as well as food safety and quality along the entire “farm to fork” continuum. In doing so they help to ensure the financial sustainability of producers and global food security. Of particular importance is the role veterinarians play in preparation for and mitigation of emerging or transboundary (foreign animal) disease outbreaks which could have serious economic impacts on the entire U.S. economy as well as possible public health concerns regarding zoonosis and food security.

IP67, April 2020, 16 pp. Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

Publication Impact Report – October 2020

Task Force Chair

Christine Navarre

Task Force Authors

Angela Daniels
Michael O. Johnston
Clay Mathis
Tye Perrett
Dan Posey
Alejandro Ramirez
Anjel Stough-Hunter
Carie Telgen
David Welch
Nicole Olynk Widmar

Task Force Reviewers

Bruce Akey
Corrie Brown
Ron DeHaven
Gregory Parham

Task Force Contributor

Matthew Salois

Task Force Board Liaisons

Gabe Middleton
Jason Nickell

Help Support CAST

Your donation to CAST helps support the CAST mission of communicating science to meet the challenge of producing enough food, fiber and fuel for a growing population. Every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated.