A recent article in the New York Times highlights the dearth of Hispanics in veterinary medicine. In the state of Texas, for example, there were 84 Hispanic veterinarians in 2010 (less than 2 percent of the state’s 5,728 veterinarians, according to the 2014 book Changing Texas by Steve H. Murdock). Since the population in Texas is 38 percent Hispanic, 2,154 Hispanic veterinarians would have been needed to reflect the population of the state. Other medical professions are also underrepresented but to a lesser degree.
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