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. Counties in Iowa that have been designated veterinarian shortage situations are: Bremer, Clarke, Jones, O’Brien, Shelby, Tama and their adjacent counties and a public practice nomination for Story county.
To view the national map of designated shortage areas, click .
For more information on the application process or complete an application click .
VMLRP applications will be accepted from April 2016 to close in June 2016. Individuals may submit only one application each cycle.
The USDA produced live webinars to provide more information. A recorded session of this webinar is available at the VMLRP website by clicking .