Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

The program responds to the current shortage of large animal veterinarians in rural areas by encouraging veterinarians, through loan repayment, to provide veterinary service in designated shortage areas.



To carry out a program of entering into agreements with veterinarians under
which the Secretary shall pay specified amounts of the principal and interest of qualifying educational loans of the veterinarians.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.