Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program

February 7, 2020by Riley Hendrickson0
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Through the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program, qualified Veterinary professionals may qualify for student loan repayment assistance. Wyoming faces a shortage of large animal and food animal veterinarians, as does the rest of the nation. Read on to see eligibility requirements, award amounts, and the application process for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program.

Eligibility?

In order to be eligible for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program, you will need to meet some or all of the following criteria:

(a) The Applicant shall apply for a Loan Repayment Grant by completing an application which has been approved by the Board. An application may be requested by contacting the Board’s office in Cheyenne. The application shall be filed with the Board’s office in Cheyenne.

(b) The Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

(c) The Applicant shall supply all supporting documentation required by the Board as part of the application process including, but not limited to, all information documenting his Educational Expenses.

(d) At the time of the application, the Applicant must agree to perform Food Animal Veterinary Services in an Approved Area for a minimum of three (3) years.

(e) An Applicant who is in default of his loan repayment obligations at the time of filing his application with the Board is ineligible to receive a Loan Repayment Grant.

(f) At the time of filing his application, the Applicant must identify the Sponsor or Sponsors who have committed to provide required matching funds.

For a full program breakdown and program restrictions, head over to the official website here.

How much can I expect to be awarded? 

Through the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program, qualified applicants may be eligible to receive up to $30,000 per year.

(iv) Whether the Applicant has a commitment from a Sponsor or Sponsors who will provide the twenty five percent (25%) matching funds. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to get a commitment from a Sponsor to provide the matching funds.

(b) The Board may give priority, when practicable, to Applicants who attended the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college.

(c) The selection of Grantees is at the sole discretion of the Board.

(d) The total amount of the Loan Repayment Grant is at the sole discretion of the Board contingent on available funding, but shall never exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) per year.

(e) Following the Grantee selection process, the Grantee and Sponsor will be required to execute a Contract Agreement with the Board which describes the parties’ responsibilities and duties. If the Sponsor or Grantee breaches any provision of the Contract Agreement, the Board may terminate the Contract Agreement and seek all remedies available to it.

For further information on these programs and what you may qualify head over to the program’s website.

How do I apply for this repayment program? 

To apply for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program, please complete the following:

In 2008, the Wyoming legislature provided a means of retaining and recruiting food animal veterinarians in the state. The law states that the Wyoming Livestock Board, in consultation with the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Associations and Wyoming Veterinary Licensing Board, has oversight of a fund for educational loan repayment.

In general, veterinarians providing food animal veterinary services in underserved regions of Wyoming for a minimum of three years are eligible for up to $30,000 per year.  Seventy-five percent of the Loan Repayment Grant is provided by the Wyoming Livestock Board, and twenty-five percent is paid with matching funds provided by a sponsor.  For more detailed information, see the Veterinary Loan Repayment Rules provided by the Livestock Board.

(a) The Applicant shall apply for a Loan Repayment Grant by completing an application which has been approved by the Board. An application may be requested by contacting the Board’s office in Cheyenne. The application shall be filed with the Board’s office in Cheyenne.

(b) The Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

(c) The Applicant shall supply all supporting documentation required by the Board as part of the application process including, but not limited to, all information documenting his Educational Expenses.

(d) At the time of the application, the Applicant must agree to perform Food Animal Veterinary Services in an Approved Area for a minimum of three (3) years.

(e) An Applicant who is in default of his loan repayment obligations at the time of filing his application with the Board is ineligible to receive a Loan Repayment Grant.

(f) At the time of filing his application, the Applicant must identify the Sponsor or Sponsors who have committed to provide required matching funds.

Contact Us

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Department of Veterinary Sciences

1174 Snowy Range Rd

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-5059

Fax: 307-721-2051

Email: [email protected]

Website

Questions?

If you still have questions or would like to know more information please reach out to us here or you can go back to the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs page.

 

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