A dozen years ago, I was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle when a serious red flag was raised regarding the failure to solve the shortage and demand for veterinarians in our state’s rural communities. Failing to do so, the article correctly noted, posed a lingering threat to food safety and a host of other economic and security challenges in Texas. I was hopeful, in 2007, that by highlighting this important issue Texas A&M would solve the problem. I was wrong.
What I didn't expect, however, was that 12 years later, the predicament would be worse, and I would find myself supporting a new veterinary school from a different university.
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