2003, Cilt 19, Sayı 1-2, Sayfa(lar) 049-056
The Profile of Veterinary Medicine in the Light of Socio-cultural Variations: 11. Occupational Organizations
Abdullah Özen1, Burhan Kemal Ateş2
1Fırat Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Veteriner Hekimliği Tarihi ve Deontoloji A. B. D,. Elazığ
2Fırat Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyoloji Bölümü, Elazığ
Keywords: Veterinary medicine, organization, civilian society, occupational organization

The aim of this study was to reveal the susceptibility of veterinarians on occupational organizations. A questionnaire survey was applied on 94 veterinarians working in various sectors in 22 provinces, most of which were located in the East and Southeast of the country. The results of the survey showed that veterinarians were organized in low proportions; the occupational organizations did not meet their expectations and they did not participate in the meeting of the Turkish Veterinary Medical Association. It was therefore concluded that veterinarians were not sensitive or. more importantly, conscious about occupational organizations.