Townsville Diocese school to set up vet training centre

A north Queensland Catholic college in the Diocese of Townsville is tackling head on a shortage of rural vets by building a training centre.

The Columbia Catholic College plans to build a veterinary training centre on its campus in Charters Towers.

College principal Althea Norton hopes investing more than $300,000 in a new centre will encourage more students to take up vet science.

"There's no such facility that sufficiently caters for large animal handling and veterinary procedures linked to education in the region and we just thought well it would provide a great learning tool for our own students and we just felt it would just put them one step ahead of other students coming out of the school scene," she said.

NQ school to set up vet training centre (ABC Queensland 1/6/06)

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2 Jun 2006