Veterinarian ... Could one be in Our Future?

It's amazing to me ... the ability Christy has with animals. She knows more about animal health than I could ever comprehend.

And it's been a HUGE thorn in our side that she was never able to go to veterinary school. We've talked about this tragedy many, many hours.

And lately, because of the economy, I've been thinking about how we can make it happen. AND, we're seriously, seriously trying to talk one of the girls into doing vet work when they get older - that is - if they still show an interest in it. If they do, I will do my utmost to make it a reality.

Anyhow, this was an interesting article to read. Maybe ... just maybe ... this could be in our future?


Veterinary students are taking advantage of a tuition incentive program to work in underserved areas.

"The shortage of food safety and public health veterinarians has become a national crisis and it's really put food safety in America in jeopardy,"
but it is our hope that veterinarians could earn as much as $25,000 a year for the first two years and then $35,000 for the third and fourth years if they agree to serve an underserved area like rural food supply veterinary medicine."
Many states including Ohio, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington, Wyoming and Kansas have created state school loan repayment incentive
the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, are currently developing an ambitious plan to offer their own veterinary school loan repayment program offering $20,000 to $30,000 a year over four years to young veterinarians willing to practice in rural areas.

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