USDA Grants $2.4 Million to Address Rural Veterinarian Shortage
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.