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 2017 VETERINARY MEDICAL LOAN REPAYMENT APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. 

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 2017 Timeline & FY 2018 Shortage Designation Timeline

September 7, 2017

Publication in the Federal Register of the Solicitation for FY 2018 Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nominations from State and Insular Area Animal Health Officials or Designees

October 20, 2017

Submission deadline for FY 2018 Shortage Situation nominations

January
2018

FY 2018 Designated Veterinarian Shortage Situations posted on NIFA website

February
2018

FY 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) published (application period opens)

March 2018

Application period closes March 30, 2018

August
2018

Publication in the Federal Register of the Solicitation for FY 2019 Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nominations from State and Insular Area Animal Health Officials or Designees

September
2018
FY 2018 offers made to selected individual veterinarian applicants
October 
2018
Submission deadline for FY 2019 Shortage Situation nominations
January 
2019
 
FY 2019 Designated Veterinarian Shortage Situations posted on NIFA website

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

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