Livestock board now accepting applications for loan program

Mar 30, 2014 Staff

The Wyoming Livestock Board will consider applications for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program at a summer 2014 meeting.

Applications for the loan repayment program are due June 1 at the WLSB Cheyenne office.

The Veterinary Loan Repayment Program was established in 2008 as a means of recruiting new food animal veterinarians to Wyoming and keeping existing food animal practitioners in Wyoming by providing financial assistance to pay educational debt. The program is specific to veterinarians who practice food animal veterinary medicine in underserved areas of Wyoming.

Wyoming Statute 11-18-119 provides for loan repayment to Wyoming licensed veterinarians who have practiced in Wyoming for a minimum of six months and who have a sponsor to match 25 percent of the award amount. Veterinarians must apply to the Wyoming Livestock Board by June 1 to be considered for this year's funding.

The board shall select the recipient's base on criteria, including area of the state served, percentage of food animal practice, amount of educational debt and sponsorship commitment.

Applications may be obtained from the office of the Wyoming Livestock Board at 1934 Wyott Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82002, or by calling 777-6443.

For more information, call Dr. Jim Logan at 857-4140 or Dr. Bob Meyer at 777-6440.

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