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Wanted: male veterinarians

Oldest veterinary college focuses recruitment strategy on male students

The Ontario Veterinary College wants more male students. Only 13 per cent of the 114 students admitted to the College, part of the University of Guelph, this year are men. That’s a problem, Elizabeth Lowenger, the college’s diversity and careers coordinator, told the Toronto Star. Promotional materials always include a male face, and male students are the ones picked to sell the veterinarian science to potential students. “Everything I do has to have a male on it, but not exclusively,” she says. The Ontario Veterinary College is the oldest of its kind in North America.

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