Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Makes a Bet on Rural Vets

Laura Rice

July 10, 2018

The Lubbock school is planning on opening a new facility in the Panhandle to address the state’s rural veterinarian shortage.

Texas is becoming increasingly urban, but lots of folks still live in the vast rural swathes of the state, as do their animals. That's why it's a problem that there's a big shortage of veterinarians, who want to practice away from the big cities. The solution seemed simple to Texas Tech University – just open a new veterinary school in the Panhandle to get more people trained.

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