Texas A&M AgriLife organizes veterinarian network, mentoring program

Texas A&M AgriLife organizes veterinarian network, mentoring program

VPIFA Senior League #3 drops back to pass.

Texas A&M AgriLife organizes veterinarian network, mentoring program

The VPIFA Seniors played Nederland in their final home outing of 2020. Pictured are:RB #24 Bryce Walker, QB #22 Jett Brucia and receiver #84 Landon Barnhart.

Texas A&M AgriLife organizes veterinarian network, mentoring program

VPIFA Senior #86 Brody Stankovich pressures the Nederland QB in Saturday’s game.

Texas A&M AgriLife organizes veterinarian network, mentoring program

VPIFA Senior League #24 Bryce Walker jumps for a pass between Nederland defenders Saturday.

Leading change in veterinary response to large animal production

A group of Texas A&M AgriLife faculty are establishing a rural veterinarian network to provide education and assistance with a goal of making rural veterinary practices sustainable.

Veterinarian in white shirt uses a tablet to record data on a herd of bulls in a pen.

Tom Hairgrove, DVM, checks on cattle at the Texas A&M Beef Center, utilizing a tablet to store data. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Maggie Berger)

Many rural large animal practices are operated by older vets, and younger veterinary professionals are going to pet care because it’s more lucrative, said Tom Hairgrove, DVM and Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cattle veterinary specialist in the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science. That could result in the reduction of rural large animal practices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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