The rural veterinarian also is the subject of an enlightening JAVMA News article and two very interesting JAVMA Special Reports. Appearing in the April 15 edition of JAVMA, they offer some great insight as to why veterinarians choose to practice in rural settings – and why some of them choose to walk away.
As more rural communities are finding it more difficult to attract and retain veterinarians, the JAVMA reports identify factors that lead veterinarians to choose a career in rural veterinary practice, as well as those that contribute to them leaving. Take a look. Both reports are good reading.