Tell your members of Congress to cosponsor the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act of 2017 which will soon be introduced in the House and Senate. This bill will increase the number of veterinarians practicing in America’s rural underserved areas by helping repay their student loans.
Currently, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) provides student loan relief to veterinarians who commit to serving at least three years in a designated veterinary shortage area. Unfortunately, each award is subject to a 39 percent withholding tax. This expensive tax decreases the number of veterinarians who can benefit from loan relief each year and the number of rural communities they can serve. ...
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