Highland veterinarians are closing after the state cut funding to their clinics, The Associated Press has learned.
The state is paying to build new facilities and replace old ones, but it also wants to reduce its spending on veterinary services.
Veterinarians at the clinic at the edge of the mountains of northeastern Kansas, where they practice, have been trying to find a way to stay open.
Veterinary students at the same clinic in nearby St. Charles County were also told they wouldn’t be able to practice.
The closure comes amid a health crisis in Kansas and other states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are at least 1,600 cases of coronavirus in the United States and about 7,600 deaths, mostly in children under the age of 5.
Hospitals and other health care facilities are overwhelmed by the virus.