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.
WSAVA’s 2019 World Congress to be held in Toronto
October 25, 2018The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)’s 44th World Congress, which will be hosted by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in Toronto, Canada, will feature more than 50 educational streams on topics including soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, dentistry, and dermatology.