Veterinary medicine covers the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals. Veterinary science helps human health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic disease (infectious diseases transmissible to humans), food safety, and indirectly through human applications from basic medical research. They also help to maintain food supply through livestock health monitoring and treatment, and mental health by keeping pets healthy and long living. Veterinary scientists often collaborate with epidemiologists, and other health or natural scientists depending on type of work.
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) - The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA designated veterinarian shortage situation for a period of three years. For further information, visit http://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-medicine-loan-repayment-program or contact Dr. Sara Clariday at the State Veterinarian's Office at Sara.Clariday@tn.gov or (615) 837-5120.