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The demand for veterinary services in western Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19949555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to determine the number of hours veterinarians in western Canada work per week, how they apportion their time by species, and clinics' hiring intentions for new veterinary associates. Of 1099 clinics contacted, 706 (64%) responded to the survey, representing 80% (1774/2227) of private practitioners in western Canada. Practitioners devoted 73% of their time to small animals (SA), 11% to beef practice, and 9% to horses. Sixty-four percent of clinics and 66% of practitioners were devoted exclusively to companion animal (SA and horses) practice; only 4% of clinics and 4% of practitioners were devoted exclusively to food animal practice. A total of 230 clinics were seeking to hire another veterinarian, representing 223 full-time equivalents (FTEs). When adjusted for clinics that did not respond, the total number of vacancies in western Canada could be as high as 347 FTEs with 57% of vacancies in companion animal practice. The survey, however, did not assess how determined the clinics were in their attempts to hire another associate.
Murray D Jelinski; John R Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0008-5286     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-01     Completed Date:  2010-01-25     Revised Date:  2010-09-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004653     Medline TA:  Can Vet J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  949-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic
British Columbia
Career Choice*
Employment / manpower*,  statistics & numerical data*
Veterinary Medicine / manpower*,  statistics & numerical data*

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