Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Programs

Vermont Large Animal Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program
Since 2011, the Vermont legislature has allocated $30,000 annually to the Vermont Large Animal Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program (VLAVELRP) to support repayment of veterinary student loans of food animal veterinarians willing to practice in underserved areas of Vermont.   The Vermont Veterinary Medical Association administers the program however applicants do not have to be members of the VVMA.   Thanks to new grant terms from the State of Vermont, applicants may now apply for 4 years of funding (up from 3 years).  The VLAVELRP Task Force is pleased to announce that the 2020 Overview and Application are now available.  The deadline for submitting the application and supporting documents has been extended to November 30, 2020 to acknowledge possible delays in obtaining supporting documents due to COVID-19. 

2020 VLAVELRP Overview

2020 VLAVELRP Application

The VVMA is pleased to be involved in this important effort.  Please contact VFAVELRP Task Force Chair Dr. Jennifer Hull (, Vermont State Veterinarian Dr. Kristin Haas (, or VVMA Associate Director Linda Waite-Simpson ( if you have any questions.

Federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program will pay up to $25,000 each year toward qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA designated veterinarian shortage situations for a period of three years.  If you have any questions, contact Vermont State Veterinarian Kristin Haas (