Veterinary gender wage disparities—Why planet Venus pays less (and what to do about it)
February 8, 2019Last July, the principal flutist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra filed a lawsuit alleging it had discriminated against her “by paying her an amount less than other comparable males.” Though she records and performs more solos than the principal oboist (a comparable position in any symphony orchestra), she’s paid 75 percent of what he makes. When I heard about this lawsuit, my brain veered directly toward veterinary medicine. Of course there’s a wage gap, …
Why #metoo is for the vet profession
June 22, 2018It’s been 32 years since there was a 50-50 ratio of women to men entering the veterinary profession. Veterinary schools now report that more than 80 percent of their enrollees are female, and the percentage of women in the veterinary workforce tops 55 percent.
National organization launches to support women veterinary practice owners
August 7, 2017Veterinary-centric finance company Calico is backing a new organization, Practice Ownership for Women (POW), to join veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, and practice owners to share knowledge, experience, and support, according to founders Courtney Post and MacKenzie Martin.
AVMA gives statement on calculator that docked salary for women vets
May 25, 2016It's an article title the AVMA probably didn't want to read: "A US veterinary group’s salary calculator docks your pay rate for being a woman." Published on Quartz, the article took a look at the AVMA's starting salary calculator.