Veterinary loan repayment bill introduced in House of Representatives
May 16, 2019Rural veterinarians are one step closer to seeing the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act become law. The act, a companion bill to S.1163, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and would remove a withholding tax to maximize funding for the veterinary medicine loan repayment program. The VMLRP offers loan repayment assistance to relocate veterinarians to areas deemed by the U.S. department of agriculture to have shortages. In a …
AVMA applauds federal funding for agricultural veterinary shortages, but calls for more
November 23, 2018The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is praising Congress for providing a $1.5-million increase in funding to the veterinary medicine loan repayment program (VMLRP) to offset veterinary shortages, but says more still needs to be done.