Many issues behind paucity of African Americans in veterinary medicine in Arkansas, across U.S.

Veterinary personnel keep a cat named Miller calm as he has blood drawn at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., in this April 12, 2021 file photo. (AP/Wilfredo Lee)

Veterinarian has been called the whitest job in America, and the scant number of Black vets is similarly pronounced. Just over 2% of vets nationwide are Black, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.