A subcommittee in the Tennessee House approved a bill that would impose a $1 fee on rabies vaccinations. The state's Veterinary Medical Association opposes the measure, saying an additional fee would impose a hardship on lower-income pet owners. "The Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association has a sincere concern that this bill is going to decrease the number of pets vaccinated for rabies across the state, which is going to create a public health risk," veterinarian Randy Hammon said.

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