East Tennessee faces shortage of large-animal vets

02/18/2010 | WBIR-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)

The number of veterinary students enrolled at the University of Tennessee who plan to specialize in the care of large animals after they graduate is fewer this year than in the past years, a trend that is causing concern among ranchers in East Tennessee. According to AVMA, about 28 counties in the region have no veterinarians specializing in food-animal care. University officials attribute this shortage to the amount of specialized training required to enter the field.

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