5/3/2010

Despite new student-loan repayment programs and bigger classes at veterinary schools, the lack of large-animal veterinarians still is strongly felt in Kansas, even in nonrural areas. A recent JAVMA study showed that retention is a concern among rural practitioners, with emergency duties and related issues cited as their reasons for leaving the field. Officials say other veterinary shortages are imminent, specifically in areas related to food safety and public health.

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