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Push to address student debt, veterinary shortages is renewed

After sustained advocacy from the AVMA, Congress has reintroduced legislation that would help address student debt and rural veterinary shortages. The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act would expand a program that provides up to $25,000 a year in student loan repayments to food animal and public health veterinarians who serve at least three years in a rural area identified with a veterinary shortage. The bill would enable the existing VMLRP to help more communities by eliminating a burdensome tax on the loan repayment awards. Visit the AVMA@Work blog to learn more about this bill and how you can help in its passage.

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