2017 CVM News: CVM veterinary students attend AVMA's ninth-annual Legislative Fly-In
AVMA looks to Congress for student debt relief: Students and veterinarians press lawmakers to support Higher Education Act, end VMLRP tax
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The news item from the American Veterinary Medical Association is about: Over the course of the event, held April 23-25, 92 participants heard from veterinary policy experts and spoke to their elected representatives about two bills that offer some relief for veterinarians’ educational indebtedness: the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act and the Higher Education Act. The VMLRP Enhancement Act is bipartisan legislation introduced in March that would repeal the tax on a Department of Agriculture program that pays off up to $75,000 in student loan debt for veterinarians who spend three years working in underserved areas of the country (see JAVMA, May 1, 2017). More than 350 veterinarians have been placed in 45 states, Puerto Rico, and U.S. federal lands since the VMLRP’s implementation in 2010.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; American Veterinary Medical Association; Nelson, Scott