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Oklahoma Panhandle in Need of Veterinarians
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A portion of the veterinary profession in Oklahoma is facing a quandary.
The Panhandle and other less populated areas don't have enough veterinarians yet some new vet school graduates can't find the work they seek.
The Tulsa World reports the shortage of veterinarians in rural Oklahoma and elsewhere is a burden for livestock and pet owners.
Sapulpa veterinarian Corinna Tressler says the situation also puts the rural vets who are still practicing in a difficult position. Tressler says it's a tough choice for a vet who wants to retire but can't find anyone willing to step into the practice.
Federal officials say the average veterinary school graduate owes $135,000 in student loan debt. Many opt for populated areas where they can earn more and pay down their loans faster.
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Posted: Saturday, January 12 2013, 04:51 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. Senator says tornado aid should be paid for
May 21, 2013 14:50 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says that any additional federal aid to help tornado victims and to rebuild devastated areas of his state should be financed with cuts to other programs in the government's $3.6 trillion budget.
Spokesman John Hart says it's a position Coburn has consistently held regarding federal spending on disasters dating to the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.
But federal disaster aid such as $60 billion passed earlier this year to rebuild coastal states including New York and New Jersey from Superstorm Sandy typically is approved as "emergency" spending that is simply added to the budget deficit. That may happen again if more aid is need for Oklahoma.
Federal disaster aid coffers remain flush from the infusion of Sandy aid.
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