Appropriations Committee passes veterinary program bill

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A bill that will help expand a rural veterinary program at South Dakota State University got a “do pass” recommendation from the legislatures Joint Appropriations Committee Monday.

SDSU President Barry Dunn says it will help bring back vets to rural areas of the state.

Dunn says the program is a cooperative effort with the University of Minnesota.

Dunn says it is an investment in the states livestock industry.

The bill appropriates $150,000 to start the program. It passed on a vote of 16-1 and now moves to the House floor.