Iowa, Nebraska address vet shortage

Officials at Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) are cooperating to address the region's increasing need for veterinarians in rural, large-animal practice. Under the program, 25 students annually from Nebraska will enter a four-year study of vet medicine, attending the first two years of the program on the UNL campus. Students will complete their final two years

Officials at Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) are cooperating to address the region's increasing need for veterinarians in rural, large-animal practice.

Under the program, 25 students annually from Nebraska will enter a four-year study of vet medicine, attending the first two years of the program on the UNL campus. Students will complete their final two years and receive a doctor of vet medicine degree at the ISU College of Vet Medicine.

UNL students will pay ISU professional-school resident tuition all four years. Nebraska will pay the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for the final two years. Before the agreement, Nebraska students would have attended out-of-state schools for their vet medical education and their tuition dollars would have left the state of Nebraska.

For more on the rural large-animal vet shortage, visit www.beef-mag.com [1].