The Missouri House will consider at least two bills to address large animal care in the new legislative session. Representative Kent Haden wants to reduce the shortage of rural veterinarians and has filed a bill that updates the animal vet student loan forgiveness program.
“What we’re asking for is to go from 6 to 12 positions per year. We’re asking to go from $20,000 for reimbursement to $30,000. The costs of education are going up and this seems like a more appropriate number.”
State Representative Rudy Veit has a bill that would no longer require veterinarians to supervise animal chiropractors.