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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The Utah Board of Regents has voted to establish a veterinary medicine program at Utah State University.
The Herald Journal of Logan reports the proposal now will go to the Legislature for funding.
Higher education officials say Utah State is asking for $2.1 million in the first year and $1.7 million in subsequent years.
The university hopes students can enroll as soon as 2012 in the program, which will offer a doctorate in veterinary medicine.
Plans call for students to complete the first two years at Utah State and to fulfill the remainder of the program's requirements at Washington State University.
Thirty students a year would participate in the program -- 20 from Utah and 10 from out out of state. Regents took the action Thursday.
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