Rural vet services get boost with $2.3M in grants

October 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded $2.3 million to various universities, veterinary associations and other groups in an effort to help relieve shortages of rural veterinary services. The money will be used for education, extension, training and support for new or existing veterinary practices in designated rural shortage areas.

“The new Veterinary Services Grant Program will enable training and retention initiatives to support veterinarians and veterinary technicians so they can continue to provide quality services in rural areas,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “It also supports the expansion of existing veterinary educational programs and facilities, including mobile services.”

The fiscal year 2016 competitive grants are funded through the new Veterinary Services Grant Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

The grants include:

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For detailed information on each grant, visit website[1].

Endnotes:
  1. website: http://cris.nifa.usda.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0?path=fastlink1.txt&id=anon&pass=&search=(GC=VSGP*)%20AND%20(IY=2016)&format=WEBTITLESGIY

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