AVMA Economic Summit Tied to VDI Strategy

The AVMA Economic Summit held Oct. 22-23 in Schaumburg, showcased the current research and insights regarding issues impacting the economic sustainability of the veterinary profession.  The AVMA veterinary economics team, professionals from various allied groups, educational leaders and industry executives covered a wide range of topics including educational debt and behavioral economics. “The analysis presented at the summit integrates with the overall research and metrics strategy of the Veterinary Debt Initiative,” said Dr. David Granstrom, Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a Veterinary Debt Initiative co-lead organization. “By exploring the implications of behavioral economics on financial decision-making by veterinary students, new graduates and early career veterinarians, we can better understand their challenges and needs and help develop solutions to the educational debt crisis.” The AVMA works closely with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and the Veterinary Medical Association Executives to lead the Veterinary Debt Initiative.