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 2016 VETERINARY MEDICAL LOAN REPAYMENT APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. Sign up to get an e-mail when the 2017 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 2017 Timeline & FY 2018 Shortage Designation Timeline

December 8,
2016

Publication in the Federal Register of the Solicitation for FY 2017 Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nominations from State and Insular Area Animal Health Officials or Designees

February
8, 2017

Submission deadline for FY 2017 Shortage Situation nominations

March
2017

FY 2017 Designated Veterinarian Shortage Situations posted on NIFA website

April
2017

FY 2017 Request for Applications (RFA) published (application period opens)

May
2017

Application period closes

August
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

September
2017
FY 2017 offers made to selected individual veterinarian applicants
October 
2017
Submission deadline for FY 2018 Shortage Situation nominations
January 
2018
 
FY 2018 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

Policy and Guidelines

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