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Oregon Sends A Vet to Washington

By Lisa Wogan, November 2008, Updated June 2021

By a 3-to-2 ratio, Oregon citizens elected veterinarian and small farm owner Kurt Schrader (D) to represent the state's 5th Congressional District on Tuesday. For those living in rural areas desperate for quality veterinary care this could be good news. Alleviating the shortage of rural veterinarians is a priority for Schrader. He says he'll work to create scholarships or student loan repayment programs for vets who commit to working in underserved areas.

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Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of several books including Dog Park Wisdom.