Food Supply Veterinary Medicine - Loan repayment program contacts

As of June 2011, twenty states have adopted legislation to create programs that provide some educational debt relief to veterinary school graduates who agree to pursue jobs in underserved areas, particularly in the field of food supply veterinary medicine. The contact information for the programs which have been funded and/or implemented is listed below.


Department of Higher Education
ATTN: Financial Aid
114 E Capitol Ave
Little Rock AR 72201
(501) 371-2050


Georgia Student Finance Commission
Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-3645

Individual Contact: Mr. Stan DeWitt, Student Affairs, ext. 9060


Mary Kelm
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
2271G Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
2001 South Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61802
Office phone: 217-244-7954
Fax: 217-244-5822


Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-5660

Dr. Ronnie G. Elmore


Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
9201 Bunsen Parkway, PO Box 20700
Louisville, KY 40250-0700
Application Form


Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission
Mr. Jack L. Guinn
Executive Director
PO Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
Fax: (225)922-0790

Dr. Michael Strain
Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
(225) 922-1233
(Dr. Strain authored the legislation providing for the program)


Finance Authority of Maine
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
(207) 621-4050
Fax: (207) 623-0095

Individual contact: Claude Roy


Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Phone: (651) 642-0567
Toll Free: (800) 657-3866
Fax: (651) 642-0675


University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine
1600 East Rollins
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Individual contact: Dr. John Dodam, Associate Dean for Academics
(573) 884-6774


Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Animal Industry
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94787
Lincoln, NE 68509-4787
Phone: (402) 471-2351
Fax: (402) 471-6893

Individual contact: Dr. Dennis A. Hughes, State Veterinarian.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
3 Barrell Court, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2555

Individual contact: Judith A. Knapp
Administrator of Financial Aid and Research & Studies
(603) 271-2555 ext. 352

North Dakota

State Health Council
600 East Boulevard
Judicial Wing
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-2372

Individual Contact:
Gary Garland
Health Resources Department
Community Assistance Representative
(701) 328-4839


Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board:
Theresa Stir, Esq.
Executive Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614/644-5281 fax: 614/644-9038

Application for participation in program:


Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
110 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-2003
(405) 744-6653
Fax: (405)744-0356

Individual Contact:
Dr. Katrina Meinkoth
Manager of Veterinary Medicine Recruitment
112 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-2003
(405) 744-6985


Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Legislative Office
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 772-2854

Agriculture Education Loan Forgiveness Program

AES Loan Forgiveness Group
PO Box 2461
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2461
(800) 233-0557, ext. 5473


Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-7010

Individual contacts:

Dr. Doug Jasmer
Associate Dean of Student & Academic Affairs

Barbara Robbins
Academic Coordinator for Students
(509) 335-1531


Wyoming Livestock Board
2020 Carey Ave, 4th FL
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7515 office

Individual contact: Dr. Emerich
(307) 777-6443