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Some Kansans eligible for veterinary loan program

Veterinarians in several Kansas counties are eligible for a new Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program aimed at helping those in practice in rural areas repay their student loans.

A Business story in Sunday's Eagle and on Kansas.com said the program was beginning, in an effort to help fill the need for veterinarians in rural areas.

Applications for the program are due June 30. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which will host four webinars for applicants. Two are today, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The other two are at the same times May 12.

Application forms and webinar instructions are on the NIFA website, www.nifa.usda.gov

A map of areas considered underserved, and eligible for the program, is at www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/animals/in_focus/vmlrp/vmlrp_shortage_situation_usmap.html

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