New Survey Reveals Veterinary Students’ Top Concerns During COVID-19
COVID-19 has changed the veterinary industry in many ways, and veterinary students are not immune. According to the latest survey by Harbor – an industry-leading web platform and network of veterinary professionals – optimism for job opportunities upon graduation remains steady, but clinical hours have become a growing concern.
While 45% of students* said they are “comfortable” that there will be job opportunities upon graduation, only 6% said they are feeling “no concern at all”. Furthermore, optimism for job opportunities remains high for 4th year students, with nearly 37% saying they feel no concern, though they are the class that could see the most immediate impact due to COVID-19.
The more abundant concern within veterinary students focuses on the availability of clinical hours. While most prevalent in third year students, 85.4% of all respondents claimed to be very or somewhat concerned about the availability of clinical hours because of COVID-19.