Clerk session vote number: 164
Description: Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2011
Bill summary: (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a public health workforce grant program designed to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce to include a health professions school or program of veterinary public health. Defines "veterinary public health" to include veterinarians engaged in one or more of the
following areas to the extent such areas have an impact on human health: biodefense and emergency preparedness; emerging and reemerging infection diseases; environmental health; ecosystem health pre- and post-harvest food protection; regulatory medicine; diagnostic laboratory medicine; veterinary pathology; biomedical research; the practice of food animal medicine in rural areas; and government practice.
Expands the public health workforce loan repayment program to make such veterinarians eligible for the program.
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Bill titles: To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of veterinarians trained in veterinary public health.
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov