The Case of the Missing Vets

Solving the Case

Existing Programs
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have similar programs that repay up to $100,000 in school loans for large animal vets who work in areas with a shortage. Many states have started their own loan repayment programs and Kansas currently has the most successful one. As well, congress has been working on the Veterinary Services Investment Act,which will provide large animal vet students financial help. It's goal is to recruit more large animal vets, and it is a bill waiting for approval by the senate. Also, vet schools such as UC Davis are allowing easier admission for future large animal vets, and letting vet students reduce by one year the time it takes to be a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

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