30 Oct Where do DVMs Fit in the U.S. Student Debt Crisis?
Veterinary student debt is part of a larger debt trend in the United States. In fact, 44.2 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loans. Dr. Bridgette Bain, Associate Director of Analytics with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Veterinary Economics Division, says there are factors specific to veterinary medicine that need to be considered. Dr. Bain explains why the foundational issue is not just debt (hint: it has to do with income) and provides in-depth analysis of student debt data. She also maps out what the AVMA is doing to help find solutions in collaboration with co-leaders of the Veterinary Debt Initiative—the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and Veterinary Medical Association Executives. Read more here at dvm360.