YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Texas Tech vet school to interview first class of students
By Gary Joiner
The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine is open for business.
School officials say interviews for the first class of students for the 2021 fall semester will occur in February. Official enrollment follows in April. Courses at the Amarillo campus are set to start in September.
The inaugural class is expected to be 60 students. Officials hope a maximum of 100 students will arrive at the school in another two years.
The goal of the Tech program is graduating students who will serve and meet the veterinary needs of rural and regional communities in our state. There is a shortage of rural veterinarians in Texas. It’s expected many applicants to the vet school will be from these underserved areas.
The school is partnering with Texas veterinarians in rural and regional communities. It wants to give students hands-on, real-world experience in the communities it hopes the students will eventually work in.
The Texas Tech vet school was first proposed in the early 1970s. Five decades in the making, the school is now a reality. From here, it’s possible.
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