Veterinary Medical 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 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 HERE.
For  more information on the application process or complete an application click HERE.
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 HERE.