Last month, New York Times reporter David Segal profiled challenges that, in his view, threaten the financial and professional viability of veterinary graduates across the country.

Segal argues that over the past few years, rising tuition costs, a decline in demand for veterinarians and an influx of veterinary school graduates have combined to make successful entry into the profession a challenge.

But while Segal points out concerns that have impacted some veterinary graduates, the article doesn’t paint a complete picture.

According to Trevor Ames, D.V.M., dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the broad issues raised by Segal are always on the minds of educators, but Segal’s assessment of the current state of the profession and the prospects for new graduates don’t reflect the current reality.

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