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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.


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*Section 340.405 was repealed by S.B. 931, 2008.

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