We’ve Heard of Food Deserts. But What’s a Vet Care Desert?

Map of Atlanta's Veterinary Practices

Check out this map of Atlanta, broken down by zip code, with the median income of each in the key on the bottom right. The number inside each area on the map shows the number of veterinary practices (that are “googleable”) in that zip code. What trends or patterns do you see, and do you think this is the case elsewhere? Have you ever really considered access to veterinary care as an equity issue? And what implications do you think this has on the community?

Thank you to our intern, Isabel Coyle, for the research, and for putting this very telling visual together.