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NIFA Invests $8.9M in Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today the fiscal year 2022 Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) awards. VMLRP provides up to $75,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period to help eligible veterinarians offset a significant portion of the debt incurred in pursuit of their veterinary medical degrees in return for their service in certain high-priority veterinary shortage situations. Funding is authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Services Act. In 2022, NIFA received 130 applications and made 89 awards totaling $8,926,393.98 in loan repayments.

For more information about VMLRP please visit the following webpages or email our team at with questions.

Application Information

Annual Reports and Statistics

Veterinary Shortage Situation Area Map

Farm Bill Priority Areas
Animal health and production and animal products

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