DMN Editorial: Rural Texas needs more veterinarians, and Texas Tech has a plan to provide them

“North Texas pets enjoy surprisingly broad choices when it comes to health care: plenty of general veterinarians and those offering myriad specialty services, including pet dentistry, ophthalmology and dermatology.

This is a good thing for our urban and suburban animal friends. But farm animals in rural parts of Texas do not have access to the same level of care. Texas lacks enough large-animal veterinarians for our dairy and meat animals. And that, despite the fact that Texas A&M runs an excellent veterinarian school.”

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