Where Are the Veterinarian Shortage Areas Anyway?
AbstractThis paper describes an econometric model to evaluate factors associated with a countyâ€™s likelihood of being designated as a private practice shortage area under the United Statesâ€™ Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). Study determinants of equilibrium food animal veterinarian location choices were also evaluated and used as a benchmark to assess the shortage designation process. On the whole the program appears to perform quite well. For several states, however, VMLRP shortage designations are inconsistent with the model of food animal veterinarian shortages. Comparative shortage is generally more severe in states that have no VMLRP designated private practice shortage counties than in states that do.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University in its series Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications with number 10-wp513.
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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economic externalities; food animal veterinarians; loan repayment program.;
Other versions of this item:
- Wang, Tong & Hennessy, David A. & O'Connor, Annette M., 2011. "Where are the veterinarian shortage areas anyway?," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103483, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
- Wang, Tong & Hennessy, David A. & O'Connor, Annette, 2012. "Where Are the Veterinarian Shortage Areas Anyway," Staff General Research Papers 35024, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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