Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 1

The Prominence of Women in the Veterinary Profession

Subhalakshmi Gogoi*

1st Year, College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati, India

*Corresponding Author: Subhalakshmi Gogoi, 1st Year, College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati, India.

Received: September 23, 2021; Published: December 09, 2021


Women are increasingly outnumbering the male proportion in the veterinary profession with 76% of vet school graduates female - but only a few reach the higher platforms of practice and study, with lesser employment opportunities of being an assistant rather than as a director or the owner of a private company. The sex ratio of the veterinary profession has changed drastically in the last 30-40 years but the harsh reality that every female vet faces is that very few positions in the higher ranks are being occupied by them and they are still facing some inequalities in terms of security and pay scales. A false perception still prevails in the minds of people that the female vets are less intellectual and possess less physical strength as compared to their male colleagues and are often seen as the submissive group regarding every other profession. Clients are often misconceptualized by the fact that male vets can treat their pets better. Many female vets with families drop out of their career in midway or work as part time and are sadly not regarded anymore for promotions. Various researches and studies have been discussed and analysed in this paper with a few suggestions so as to draw the attention of the veterinary association as well the society as a whole towards the upcoming position of women in this field. In addition to this, taking regard of the history of the clinical skills of women in the veterinary field is one of the objectives of this paper and providing them a fair opportunity in each and every sector of nation building. Motherhood should not be taken as a weakness or a drawback rather it should be considered as a strength.

Keywords: Women; Employment; Veterinary Profession; Discrimination; Gender Shift; Societal Norms; Varying Payment Scales; Increased Scope


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Citation: Subhalakshmi Gogoi. “The Prominence of Women in the Veterinary Profession". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 38-45.


Copyright: © 2021 Subhalakshmi Gogoi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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