In addition to finding that female veterinarians in 2009 outnumbered their male counterparts for the first time, AVMA also discovered that the number of vets looking to become board-certified specialists increased last year. "As the human-animal bond continues to grow, veterinarians are being asked by pet owners to provide increasingly advanced treatments, which is driving them into specialties like internal medicine, neurology and oncology," said AVMA President Dr. Larry R. Corry.

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