Veterinary Program Helping Pay Off Student Loans

(Dodge County) Several Wisconsin regions in need of veterinarians are offering to help pay off some of their student loans. The Veterinary Medical Loan Payment Program is requiring newly graduated vets to work in the shortage areas for at least years. In return they can receive up to $25,000 dollars a year towards replaying their loans. Potential applicants must also work with dairy and beef cattle and may also need expertise in working with swine, poultry, goats, and sheep. Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw says participants in the program gain a broad range of experience and get a good portion of their student loans repaid. The six regions in need are Eau Claire-Jackson-Trempealeau counties, Barron County, Chippewa County, Dunn County, Adams-Columbia-Green Lake-Marquette counties and Calumet-Fond du Lac counties. For detailed information about the program and application materials, go to https://nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp-applicants,\.