Welcome to the project PENNSYLVANIA website!
|project PENNSYLVANIA is
an intiative started by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)
to end the shortage of veterinarians in Pennsylvania, particularly in the large
animal and public sector fields. We are joined in our efforts by our Coalition
members - who are leading stakeholder groups in agriculture, education, and
research - and are currently laying the groundwork to understanding why there is
a shortage of veterinarians in Pennsylvania and attempting to solve the problem.
Issues we are tackling include loan forgiveness, mentoring, compensation, and
Last fall, project PENNSYLVANIA sent out a public sector veterinary
medicine survey to veterinarians in the state and we received more than 500
responses. Thank you! We are currently analyzing the data and will release the
results of the survey this spring. We hope this website will grow to be not only
informational but a tool for veterinarians, veterinary students, and the public
to learn more about the profession and the options that are available in the
Please check back often - as our initiative grows, so will our resources.