Senator pushes plan to add rural veterinarians in S. Dakota

07/23/2010 | Daily Republic (Mitchell, S.D.), The

Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota has proposed a tax plan designed to bring much-needed veterinarians to rural parts of the country. There are 500 counties in the country that have only one veterinarian for every 5,000 animals, and the shortage is of particular concern to ranchers and other residents who depend on livestock for their livelihoods, Johnson said. More than 120 animal-related organizations support the bill, including the AVMA.

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