Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
Shortage in number of veterinarians
Shortage in number of veterinarians

The shortage of veterinarians is a major constraint to world food
security and safety

108 Member Countries of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) participated in the study “The contribution of Veterinary Services to global food security derived from terrestrial animals” and over half of them reported to have fewer than 35 public sector veterinarians per million inhabitants and fewer than 100 private sector veterinarians - involved in the food chain - per million inhabitants. Read more