As the number of Oregon's Spanish-speaking pet owners continues to grow, many of the state's veterinary practices are struggling to keep up. Often, children must translate for their parents, a practice that means nuances get lost in the translation. Nationally, the number of new veterinarians and technicians isn't keeping pace with the growth in the Spanish-speaking population, according to figures, and AVMA is working to combat the problem with a program that certifies foreign veterinarians to work in the U.S.

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