A Note From Adobe: A good article from the SFGate about staffing shortages at vet hospitals in our community. At Adobe, we started flying in vets over 2 years ago, we have Telemedicine available 5 days a week and a 30 person remote team to try to help our clients. But we know that’s there’s even more need! We are looking for more ways to use technology to help our clients and their pets. Thank you for being patient with our team and for understanding that we want to help and are looking for new and creative ways to make that happen. ~ Summer Burke-Irmiter, President
Veterinarians are in such short supply in the Bay Area that they ‘aero commute’ in
San Francisco dog owners love to joke that there are more dogs than kids in the city. But the often touted stereotype is actually true — there were roughly 150,000 dogs and only around 115,000 minors in the city in 2016 according to census data and San Francisco Animal Care & Control — and this number is likely way out of date since so many people got pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This makes the ongoing nationwide veterinarian shortage feel especially acute in the Bay Area — so much so that some clinics are flying in veterinarians from around the country just to fill shifts.