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  340.337.  Definitions. — As used in sections 340.335 to 340.405*, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Areas of defined need", areas designated by the department pursuant to section 340.339, when services of a large animal veterinarian are needed to improve the veterinarian-patient ratio in the area, or to contribute professional veterinary services to an area of economic impact;

  (2)  "College", the college of veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia;

  (3)  "Department", the Missouri department of agriculture;

  (4)  "Director", director of the Missouri department of agriculture;

  (5)  "Eligible student", a resident who has been accepted as, or is, a full-time student at the University of Missouri-Columbia enrolled in the doctor of veterinary medicine degree program at the college of veterinary medicine;

  (6)  "Large animal", an animal which is raised, bred, or maintained for its parts or products having a commercial value including, but not limited to, its muscle tissue, organs, fat, blood, manure, bones, milk, wool, hide, pelt, feathers, eggs, semen, or embryos;

  (7)  "Large animal veterinarian", veterinarians licensed pursuant to this chapter, engaged in general or large animal practice as their primary focus of practice, and who have a substantial portion of their practice devoted to large animal veterinary medicine;

  (8)  "Qualified applicant", an eligible student approved by the department for participation in the large animal veterinary student loan program established by sections 340.381 to 340.396;

  (9)  "Qualified employment", employment as a large animal veterinarian and where a substantial portion of business involves the treatment of large animals on a full-time basis in Missouri located in an area of need as determined by the department of agriculture.  Qualified employment shall not include employment with a large-scale agribusiness enterprise, corporation, or entity.  Any forgiveness of such principal and interest for any qualified applicant engaged in qualified employment on a less than full-time basis may be prorated to reflect the amounts provided in this section;

  (10)  "Resident", any person who has lived in this state for one or more years for any purpose other than the attending of an educational institution located within this state.

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(L. 2001 S.B. 462, A.L. 2007 S.B. 320, A.L. 2008 S.B. 931)

*Section 340.405 was repealed by S.B. 931, 2008.


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