Source: dvm360

Mars Veterinary Health is addressing the talent shortage in the Veterinary industry by investing in youth-centered programs, according to a company release. Mars, with a commitment to creating a better world for pets, is focused on preparing future Veterinary professionals. Their initiatives include supporting the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s League of VetaHumanz, which collaborates with community organizations to provide access and support for underrepresented children interested in Veterinary careers. The program engages children in kindergarten through fourth grade with Veterinary lessons, activities, stories, and STEM educational experiences, involving Veterinary professionals from various fields.

Mars believes that these efforts will contribute to a more diverse and inclusive Veterinary profession, ultimately allowing them to better serve pets. The program is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. Mars research suggests that the U.S. will need up to 55,000 additional veterinarians by 2030 to meet the needs of companion animal healthcare.

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