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New Beginnings/Strong Finishes for Veterinary Economics

Well, 2020 has come and gone in a whirlwind and I can’t believe it. So much happened that 2021 seemed like it would never arrive, but it definitely snuck up on me. For veterinary economics, it was a remarkable year that brought together many investments into the field. Dedicated academic positions at Cornell and Texas Tech, and investments from industry to make help alleviate the burden of the pandemic. In addition, the AVMA Economics division has been constantly putting out top notch information. All in all, 2020 was a crazy year but one that has shown the resilience of the veterinary medicine industry.

Towards the end of 2020, I had a couple exciting things happen:

1.) An article I wrote for the New York State Veterinary Medical Society magazine was released (see it here: Connections – New York State Veterinary Medical Society ( – my article in on page 9 of the Nov-Dec 2020 issue). A copy of the article is below.
2.) My podcast from equal pay day in 2019 was the most listened of all time on Beyond the Stethoscope with Dr. Angela Demaree!

Needless to say, the accomplishments of the field and my personal accomplishments are all due to those who have dedicated their time and efforts to making veterinary medicine better. I have many exciting things already planned for 2021, including many more (already planned out for once) blog posts! I can’t wait to see veterinary medicine reach new heights and hope to see many of you in person one of these days.

As always, thank you to all the new people who have connected with me and chatted with me about future collaborations and topics. This blog is all about communicating science based work that can impact people, businesses, and policy makers. Let’s make the world more informed with good science.  

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