The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA designated veterinarian shortage situation for a period of three years. To learn more about the VMLRP, click on the links below:

General Information

THE VETERINARY MEDICAL LOAN REPAYMENT APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. Sign up to get an email when the application period opens.

About VMLRP

Information for anyone interested in the VMLRP, including, but not limited to, legislative authority, regulations, Federal Register notices, reports and statistics, and a glossary pertaining to the VMLRP.

Applicants

Information for veterinarians interested in applying to the program, including eligibility, loan consolidation, the application review process, a guide to completing the application, and application forms

Participants

Information for award recipients on the following topics: service obligation, tax allowance, the loan repayment process, etc.

Shortage Situations

Information on veterinarian shortage situations and the nomination process including links to the designated Veterinarian Shortage Situation Map, Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nomination form, and a guide for State Animal Health Officials completing the nomination form.

Panelists

Information for anyone interested in serving on the Nomination or Awards Panels, including the questionnaire and a description of roles and responsibilities for each panel.

Fiscal Year 2016 Timeline

December
7, 2015

Publication in the Federal Register of the Solicitation for Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nominations from State and Insular Area Animal Health Officials or Designees

February
10, 2016

Submission deadline for Shortage Situation nominations

April
2016

FY 2016 Designated Veterinarian Shortage Situations posted on NIFA website

April
2016

FY 2016 Request for Applications (RFA) published

May
2016

Application period closes

September
2016

Offers made to selected individual veterinarian applicants

Contact Information

For further information, contact: VMLRP

For information on another program addressing veterinary shortages, visit the Veterinary Services Grant Program.

Program Type: 
Loan Repayment Program
Contact: 
Joseph Perez

Program Specific Resources

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