Lawmakers vote to fund veterinary medicine at Texas Tech

Texas Tech University’s on-again, off-again plans to open a veterinary school in Amarillo might just be on again.  Buried in the 900-plus page budget approved Saturday by state lawmakers is $4.1 million allocated to Tech for “veterinary medicine.” That money appears to be start-up funding for a new vet school — even though Tech started the legislative session saying that plans for the school were “on pause.” Tech originally announced in late 2015 that it wanted to open a school in Amarillo 2019. But the idea was met with fierce resistance by Texas A&M University, which has the only veterinary […]

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