North Dakota joins most states with shortage of veterinarians 

(Bismarck, ND)  --  North Dakota is one of 46 states without enough practicing veterinarians.  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says doctors for animals are in high demand statewide.  

Missouri Valley Vet Dr. Crystal Scott tells KXNET this week the state does have a shortage of vets which causes animal owners to wait longer to see a doctor.  

She says there is not enough staffing to see all the animals that need attending and encourages anyone interested in a career caring for animals to consider studying veterinary medicine.