07 Apr Deadline to apply for USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) is April 17, 2023
USDA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA) helps qualified veterinarians offset a significant portion of the debt incurred in pursuit of their veterinary medicine degrees in return for their service in certain high-priority veterinary shortage situations.
VMLRP awardees commit to providing at least three years of food animal veterinary services in a designated veterinary shortage area in return for payments of up to $25,000 of student loan debt per year with a maximum of $75,000 for a three-year contract.
VMLRP awardees are eligible to reapply to continue to serve their originally awarded shortage situation area in the last year of their contract or one year after their contract ends.
The deadline for the USDA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) applications is April 17, 2023. Click here to learn more about the program.