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New program begins to help shortage of veterinary technologists


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - West Virginia University, West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture has developed a new initiative called Vet Start.

The four year program will better prepare students giving them more hands-on experience; this will make the students career ready by the time of graduation.
According to Matthew Wilson, the Professor of Animal Sciences at West Virginia University, the ratio for veterinary techs to veterinarians is the complete opposite of what it should be. The goal of Vet Start is to put an end to the lack of veterinary technologists in the state. Wilson shared how this program will not only benefit the state, but the students.

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