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New Law Meant To Help Vets And Pets

Brad Ingles

A new law signed over the weekend aims to help pets and the veterinarians who care for them. 

It’s no secret that veterinarians often have a lot of student loan debt. And shelters throughout the state often are full because of overpopulation. Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) says this law will help pets and vets. 

“Vets can get credits toward their loans in exchange for providing free veterinary services including free spay and neuter," Kelly says.

The new law, HB67, passed with bipartisan support. It allows the state’s Veterinary Medical Licensing Board to repay all or part of any education loans taken out by a vet in exchange for an agreement to perform veterinary services for a set period of time. 
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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.