A shortage of veterinarians? A combination of factors has created an environment where there are more veterinary positions than doctors to fill them. It seems the latest generation of newlyweds is bringing home dogs instead of babies, and willing to spend on their care. And the baby boom generation of veterinarians—many of whom are used to putting in long hours—is retiring, and the younger veterinarians joining the workforce are often unwilling to put in so much time, resulting in a need for more qualified vets in the workforce.