Veternarians Needed

With fewer veterinary students state leaders say they are aware of a growing shortage of veterinarians, who, in rural areas especially, take care of not just pets, but the animals that make up our food supply.“We’re growing our food here in Kentucky, and we need to be able to support that with our veterinary care for those animals,” said Dr. Katie Flynn, state veterinarian with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.And the shortage situation could get worse.Industry groups predict 20 percent of large-animal veterinarians across the country will retire in the next decade, and fewer students are going into large-animal practice, particularly in rural areas.

Source: MG News

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