Low Wages, Student Debt Fuel Vet Shortage in Rural Missouri

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Low wages and the burden of student debt are leading to a critical shortage of large-animal veterinarians in rural Missouri, industry experts said. This is particularly a problem in areas such as Vernon County, where there is one veterinarian for every 206,000 food animals. The greatest need appears to be for veterinarians who treat cattle, horses and pigs. Read more.

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