Veterinarians across the country have been calling for better access to veterinarians in their communities after the release of a new study, which found that some people in rural areas have trouble finding veterinarians.
In fact, it appears that the number of rural vets who are out of town for work or school has risen from 5% to 15% since the study was released last year.
And while the numbers of vets in rural and suburban communities have been declining, the rural vets outnumber them in the cities.
This is a significant problem, and some of the more rural areas may be facing challenges as well.
The study, conducted by the University of Memphis, looked at the number and type of veterinary services available in the rural U.S. and found that in 2015, only 22% of vets statewide were in rural communities.
In cities, that number increased to 45%.
This is the first time in more than a decade that the rural vet population has been rising, the study noted.
However, this could be because more rural communities are starting to adopt more of a health-care-focused approach to veterinary care.
For example, the number that is currently working in rural hospitals has declined by about 20% since last year, the report said.
And in the study, the more vets working in the area, the lower the percentage of rural residents who are on the health-systems rolls.
It is not yet known how many rural vets are working in urban areas.
The survey asked veterinarians to complete a survey about their experience of being an urban vet, and it found that while most rural vets have had more success finding new appointments in urban communities, the percentage who do this has decreased since 2015.
It also found that the urban vets are less likely to have been out of state, meaning that they may be traveling more frequently or spending more time in their rural areas.
But the majority of rural vet work is still done in their hometowns, which is why the percentage still falling in rural vets has not changed.
There is a perception that urban vets aren’t as experienced as rural vets, but that is not the case.
According to the study authors, this is not surprising because most rural veterinarians have more experience working in a rural environment than working in cities.
“There’s a lot of rural-to-urban travel, and many rural communities have fewer than half of their veterinary students on the hospital rolls, meaning they have fewer resources for veterinary care,” said Dr. Paula Biederman, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University at Buffalo and one of the study’s authors.
Biedere said it’s important for rural vets to have access to vets who have more expertise and are more likely to be in their community.
“Vets who are not in their home communities may not be able to travel the distance to get to their clinic and do their jobs.
We need more vets in those communities,” she said.
The researchers also found a lot more rural vets than urban vets in their study.
For the study to be valid, vets in cities needed to work in the same geographic area, so it is not just a difference in geographic proximity.
However of the vets in the survey who worked in the city, almost one in three vets said they worked in a city for one year or less, while just one in five vets in metro areas said they did the same.
“We’re still in the early days of this, but we are seeing this kind of increase,” Biederen said.
“The rural vet community is still growing, but it is still very young and it’s still developing.”
Bieders study found that rural vets work in areas that are typically home to the poorest people in the U.s., which is a challenge because these rural areas are a bit more expensive to operate.
“That’s a big problem,” Bederman said.
For instance, the average veterinary bill in Memphis for an entire year is about $8,000.
And the average cost of a visit to a local veterinarian in Nashville, Tennessee, is about half of that.
“I’m not sure why that would be a problem for rural veteriners, especially when the costs are much lower than what they are in urban places,” said Bieder.
The report also found some vets in these areas are working at a higher level of professionalism than the rest of the population.
While rural vets may not always have the highest of veterinary degrees, they still tend to be very good at performing procedures and treating animals, Biederi said.
She added that in the case of rural veterinary training, it is important to have a wide array of training options available, especially if the vet has a family member who can provide additional training.
It’s also important to look for more qualified vets in your area, because if you are looking for a new job, there is a greater chance you will find one. It