It is an Exciting Time to be in Veterinary Medicine

September 28, 2016
American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, editor-in-chief of American Veterinarian, explains all of the different changes happening in the veterinary field.

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, editor-in-chief of American Veterinarian, explains all of the different changes happening in the veterinary field.

Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)

“What I think is wonderful about the veterinarian era right now is that there’s so much happening in our industry. Veterinary businesses are transacting in a different manner than they have in the last 20 years. There’s a lot of interest in the One Health Initiative and how human health interacts with animal health; you’ve probably heard of the Zoobiquity [Research] Symposium. I think in that regard there’s a lot of exciting [things happening].

Innovation and technology [are] also changing things. I think that we are focusing on telehealth and how that will be incorporated in[to] veterinary medicine and how it will change how we deliver veterinary care to patients, perhaps to more patients— that would be the goal, and better standard of care, which is ultimately the goal for all veterinarians; that’s why we enter this profession, because we love animals [and] we want to take care of them.

I also think the role of technicians in veterinary practice [is] going to evolve as well, as veterinarians and practice owners become better at leveraging that kind of technical help so that they can provide better care.”