Iowa-Nebraska Program Addresses Vet Shortage
Officials at Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) are cooperating to address the region's increasing need for veterinarians in rural, large-animal practice.

Under the program, 25 students annually from Nebraska will enter a four-year study of vet medicine, attending the first two years of the program on the UNL campus. Students will complete their final two years and receive a doctor of vet medicine degree at the ISU College of Vet Medicine.

UNL students will pay ISU professional-school resident tuition all four years. Nebraska will pay the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for the final two years. Before the agreement, Nebraska students would have attended out-of-state schools for their vet medical education and their tuition dollars would have left the state of Nebraska.

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