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Keywords

Training, Veterinary Education, Rural Veterinary Practice, Veterinary Shortage

Abstract

Veterinarians are important members of rural communities and provide valuable services to both community members and the food production systems in these areas. The population of new veterinary graduates entering rural, mixed animal practice is decreasing and several studies have concluded that a shortage of veterinarians in this area is apparent. The Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas (VTPRK) was created to address the educational and financial needs of students entering practice in rural Kansas. The program provides a forgivable loan for a select group of students during veterinary school and specific courses to help prepare these students for success in rural practice.

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