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Vet shortage an “urgent crisis”


The nationwide shortage of veterinarians is being called an urgent crisis.

University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Dr. Laura Molgaard says there continues to be strong demand for vet services across the profession.

“And that’s been most acutely felt in rural areas. And in rural areas there’s a need for veterinarians who can serve a variety of species (including) large animals. And oftentimes we describe those kinds of practitioners as mixed animal practitioners.”

She tells Brownfield the vet shortage is a complicated problem, but there are potential solutions.

Vet shortage an “urgent crisis”