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Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (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 situation for a period of three years.

The State of Utah nominates six shortage areas, and these areas as well as the application process for veterinarians can be found at the websites below. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Amanda Price, Utah Assistant State Veterinarian, at 801-982-2244 or e-mail at

VMLRP General Information:

VMLRP Shortage Situations:

VMLRP Applicants:

The Applicants section is for veterinarians interested in applying for a VMLRP award. The application period usually opens in February and ends in April. Use the link above to prepare and submit an application. Please review the information in each link before starting an application. An individual may submit only one application per cycle.