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The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)

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 situations for a period of three years.

SPECIAL NOTE: On May 1, 2014, NIFA will host live webinar sessions for individuals interested in applying to the VMLRP.  Please visit the Webinar for Applicants page for more information.

To learn more about the VMLRP, click on the links below:

General Information

Information for anyone interested in the VMLRP, including, but not limited to, legislative authority, regulations, Federal Register notices, reports & 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.

State Animal Health Officials

Veterinary Shortage Situation Nomination form, a guide to completing the nomination form, and a map of designated shortage areas.

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 2014 Timeline

January 9, 2014

Publication in the Federal Register of the Solicitation for Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nominations from State and Insular Area Animal Health Officials or Designees (60-day solicitation period)

March 10, 2014

Submission deadline for Shortage Situation nominations

April 21, 2014

Posting of FY 2014 Designated Veterinarian Shortage Situations on NIFA web site

April 21, 2014

Posting of FY 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) and publication in the Federal Register of the Notice of RFA

June 6, 2014

Application period closes

September 30, 2014

Offers made to selected individual veterinarian applicants

 

Contact Information

For further information, contact: VMLRP.

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