Meet the Pink Elephant in the Room: Gender in Veterinary Medicine
Let there be no misunderstanding. The economic problems that our profession faces are not caused by a female-dominated workforce, any more than they are caused by the accreditation of new schools. It seems that whenever the topic of gender is raised, a perception of blame follows.1 There is no blame to be assigned, just understanding to be sought. Despite repeated costly attempts that leadship believe show otherwise, no one is yet in a position to accurately capture and analyze this trend, or emerging trends. This lack of analytical ability handicaps the profession's response ability.