Funding available for veterinary loan repayment

USDA has announced that $4.4 million is available to help repay veterinary school loans in return for veterinarians serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary resources. Those receiving the loan repayment benefits must commit to three years of veterinary service in a designated veterinary shortage area.

Current veterinary graduates have an average debt of more than $135,000. Applications are due May 20.

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