DVM360 Magazine Looks to the Future

Recently DVM360 Magazine distributed a booklet titled, “Leading vet med into the future.”
(Very cute; instead of “Forecasts and Predictions,” they called them, “Forecats and Predogtions”)

They asked several Veterinary “Forward Thinkers” for their future predictions. Here are a few:

  • “Therapies will be tailored to unique genetic profiles.”
    Patricia N. Olson, DVM, PhD
  • “A cure for canine cancer and other genetically driven diseases will be found.”
    Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM (oncology)
  • “We will discover the genetic code for every phenotypic trait of every animal species. We will then use this knowledge to engineer new animals and to recreate species that have long been extinct.”
    Niels C. Pederson, DVM, PhD
  • Food will be produced through the fusion of nanoelements rendering crops and food animals irrelevant.”
    Lonnie J. King, DVM, DACVPM
  • “We will be able to hook animals up to a machine that reads their thoughts.”
    Jacqueline C. Neilson, DVM, DACVB

And one interesting statistic:
“67% of vet managers said they’d embrace a vet technician with special skills and emphasis on behavior.”


About Author: rtripp
Founder of Veterinary Future Society

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