Law professor and blogger Glen Reynolds often talks about the "bubble" in legal education—new law schools opening, older ones expanding, even as few graduates find jobs in their field but leave school with their JD and a huge load of debt.
Now he suggests that something similar is going on in veterinary medicine.
The vet clinic that we use most is basically a father-and-son (and for a time, daughter) operation — plus a revolving cast of new Colorado State University graduates, especially on the small-animal side.
You go and meet with "Dr. Susie" or "Dr. Kevin," and on the next visit, it's someone else.
Dog-blogger Patrick Burns often rants about vets up-selling additional tests and services just to pad the bottom line.
Maybe there is a connection. Too many vets, not enough clients? And are "Dr. Susie" and "Dr. Kevin" underemployed and carrying their own load of debt?