Ontario is facing a shortage of veterinarians, but for good reasons. Unprecedented pet care, improvements in farm antibiotic use and healthy work-life balance have put a strain on the system, with a historic number of practices seeking to hire a veterinarian. This demand is outpacing the steady stream of Ontario Veterinary College graduates, leaving the veterinary sector to look for strategies (such as recruitment and location incentives) in order to plan for future workforce needs.

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