Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act
(S. 553/H.R. 1125)
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) places food animal and public health veterinarians in areas of the country where there is a lack of veterinary services in exchange for student loan repayment. Unfortunately, each award is subject to a withholding tax, so this legislation would remove that tax, allowing more veterinarians to serve in rural communities.
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TARGET AUDIENCE & MESSAGE
- Veterinarians: Contact your legislators and tell them that ranchers and farmers depend on veterinarians to ensure herd health and a safe food supply.
- Congress: Remove the tax on the VMLRP so your rural communities get access to the veterinary care they desperately need.