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Graduates are already having a hard time finding well-paying jobs.
I would like to comment on the article “Texas Tech announces plans for new veterinary school.” The last thing our graduating veterinarians need is another school. I had the privilege of working at Texas A&M University for nearly 10 years. The new graduates are having a hard enough time finding jobs as it is, and they work for pennies on the dollar compared to their student loans. Hiring veterinarians know new graduates are in need of experience and pay accordingly. Everyone wants to work in small animal practice now because that's where all the money is. Find the ones who will work in rural areas and shave money off of their loans, and the shortage will magically go away.
Nanette Lorton, LVT