January 26, 2019

USDA Grants $2.4 Million to Address Rural Veterinarian Shortage

By American Veterinarian Staff
Through its Veterinary Services Grant Program, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $2.4 million in grants to support rural veter­inary services and relieve veterinarian shortages in parts of the United States. The 14 grants were awarded to universities, associations, and veterinary hospitals divided equally into 2 distinct categories: education/extension/training and rural veterinary practice enhancement.

The recipients: the American Association of Bovine Practitioners; Iowa State, Michigan State, Pennsylvania State, and Texas A&M Universities; University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service; University of Georgia; Bear Lake Animal Hospital in Montpelier, Idaho; Dutton Veterinary Services in Walton, New York; KN Veterinary Services in Clifton, Texas; Mountain Legacy Veterinary Services in Gunnison, Colorado; Southwest Veterinary Services in Española, New Mexico; Stonehouse Veterinary Service in Saint Clairsville, Ohio; and Uinta Veterinary Hospital in Fort Bridger, Wyoming.

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