March 7, 2019

News Amarillo Matters to Kickoff Grassroot Effort for Texas Tech Vet School ABC7 Amarillo: Amarillo Matters announces grassroots campaign to build support for Texas Tech Vet School Everything Lubbock: Amarillo Matters to kickoff grassroot effort for the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine KCBD: Support for Texas Tech vet school
“As the 86th Legislature passes the halfway point this week, the most important issue to Lubbock and Texas Tech is the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine. With almost a quarter million farms and ranches in this state, Texas imports most of its veterinarians. We’re told fewer than 25 percent
“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
“We all have a vested interest in the expansion of higher education programs in the Lone Star State even when it is taking place in remote regions many of us don’t frequent. After all, we live in one state and we’re all Texans. But as Texas Tech System Chancellor Tedd
“Texas is a big state, covering more than 268,000 square miles. It has 28 million residents and that number is skyrocketing. It’s big and getting bigger. Therefore, it seems to me that the state is large enough to have two colleges of veterinary medicine. Texas Tech University is seeking to
“Louis “Bud” Farr, a Texas A&M alumnus who has been immersed in Ag for 48 years, said the new school would be a saving grace for the veterinarian profession. He’s been helping small and large animals at South Plains Veterinary Clinic his entire career. He said he has noticed fewer