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WLSB now accepting apps for Veterinary Loan Program

The Wyoming Livestock Board will consider applications for the Wyoming Veterinary Loan Repayment Program at a summer 2015 meeting. Applications for the loan repayment program are due at the WLSB Cheyenne office no later than June 15, 2015. Applications may be obtained from the office of the board at 1934 Wyott Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82002, or by calling 307-777-6443.

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 help 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 6 months and who have a sponsor to match twenty-five percent of the award amount. Veterinarians must apply to the Wyoming Livestock Board by June 15, 2015 to be considered for this year's funding. The board shall select recipient's base on criteria including:

1. Area of the state served;

2. Percentage of food animal practice;

3. Amount of educational debt; and

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4. Sponsorship commitment.

Sponsorship match funding may come from any county, city, veterinary clinic, animal care facility, state agency, university, laboratory, veterinary association, or combination thereof. Food animals are defined as cattle, sheep, swine, or goats for the purposes of this loan repayment program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jim Logan at 307-857-4140 or Dr. Bob Meyer at 307-777-6440.

–Wyoming Livestock Board