USDA Requests Veterinary Shortage Nominations for 2014 VMLRP

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has posted a Federal Register notice soliciting nominations for veterinary shortage situations as identified by the State Animal Health Officials (SAHOs) for the 2014 Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP).

The deadline for SAHOs to submit their nominations is March 10, 2014.

In determining 2014 shortage priorities, SAHOs are encouraged to review the historical shortage maps to determine whether the areas that have been previously filled by awardees no longer need to be filled, either due to the expiration of the awardee’s three-year contract period or because of an early termination of the award. Vacated shortage areas may once again become candidate shortages situations depending on the priorities that each SAHO establishes for his/her state for 2014-2016.

More information can be found on the USDA’s website. Questions and comments should be sent to or directed to Dr. Gary Sherman at or 202-401-4952.

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