S.1053 - Veterinary Services Investment Act

A bill to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant program to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant program to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Veterinary Services Investment Act as introduced.

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5/24/2011--Introduced.Veterinarian Services Investment Act - Amends the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to carry out a matching grant program with qualified entities to develop, implement, and sustain

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5/24/2011--Introduced.Veterinarian Services Investment Act - Amends the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to carry out a matching grant program with qualified entities to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services. Requires a qualifying entity to carry out programs that:
(1) relieve veterinarian shortage situations,
(2) support private veterinary practices engaged in public health activities, or
(3) support practices of veterinarians who are participating in or have successfully completed a specified service requirement. Makes such grants available for:
(1) assistance for establishing or expanding veterinary practices or establishing mobile veterinary facilities;
(2) veterinarian, technician, and student recruitment;
(3) grants to attend training programs in food safety or food animal medicine;
(4) grants to establish or expand accredited education, internship, residency, and fellowship programs;
(5) grants to assess veterinarian shortage situations; and
(6) grants for continuing education and extension, including veterinary telemedicine and other distance-based education.

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