BVA voices concerns over long term effect of new vet school
The BVA has responded with caution and concern to the news of the University of Surrey’s veterinary school announcement, which will open from 2014.
The BVA claims too many veterinary schools will lead to more veterinary graduates than there are positions, leading to highly trained, debt-addled vet students unable to find employment.
Peter Jones, BVA president, commented:
“The end result could be an oversupply of highly qualified veterinary surgeons. New graduates are already reporting difficulties in finding their first jobs with some saying that it takes 6 to 9 months.”