By: AVMA staff, Governmental Relations Division
Are you interested in reducing the financial burden of your veterinary school loans? If you are a food animal or public health veterinarian, the federal government will help repay your student loans in exchange for your commitment to practice in locations designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture throughout the country for a minimum of three years.
Now in its fifth year, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) provides up to $25,000 per year toward your educational debt for up to three years. There are currently 216 veterinarians serving throughout the country … and you could be number 217!
The application deadline for its fiscal 2014 program is June 6. For more information and to access application materials, please refer to the program’s website. When applying, it is important to note that the most successful applicants are those who are well-matched to a specific shortage situation in both location and type.