The United States is currently facing a veterinarian shortage. Many vets are retiring, and there aren’t enough graduates to fill in their positions. In fact, some college students major in vet studies but take different jobs once they graduate because it’s difficult to adjust from taking classes to being a practicing veterinarian. The folks at Boehringer Ingelheim see this issue, and they now have a program that can help new veterinarians out: DVM SWINE ACADEMY. Dr. Jana Morgan, a key account veterinarian for swine at Boehringer Ingelheim, talked about what inspired them to create this program.
DVM SWINE ACADEMY allows new vets to network with peers and learn from each other. Dr. Morgan said the program helps recent graduates develop many important skills, like handling finances and working with people.
The program also focuses on covering hot topics in the swine industry, like ASF or PRRS. Dr. Morgan gave a preview of what the curriculum looks like.
DVM SWINE ACADEMY uses small class sizes to allow for each vet to get a more personalized experience. Dr. Morgan said the best way to get involved is to talk with a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim team so they can see if you fit the program and send an invite.
Dr. Morgan said she was part of the first class and talked about her experience and how it benefitted her.
Dr. Morgan also provided some advice for prospective veterinarians.
For more information, visit https://bi-animalhealth.com/swine/.