Rural children may hold key to ending large-animal veterinary shortage

12/13/2010 | Kearney Hub (Neb.)

A recent AVMA survey indicated that only 2% of veterinary students graduating this year plan to work with large animals, a trend that is also evident in parts of Nebraska. That problem can be addressed by encouraging more young people from Nebraska's rural areas to pursue large-animal medicine because they have a background in livestock care and are the most likely to return home to practice, state agriculture officials and veterinarians say.

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