Identifying veterinary shortage areas is a central component of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which helps place veterinarians where they are needed. Farm Bureau members can play a key role by helping their state officials nominate these areas.
Dr. Charles Broaddus, state veterinarian, will submit nominations for shortage designation. Officials may need help in identifying Virginia’s geographical areas that have a shortage of veterinarians or areas of veterinary practice that have a shortage, such as food animal medicine, public health, epidemiology, pathology and food safety. If you are aware of a shortage that ought to be considered, please contact Dr. Broaddus.
Name: Dr. Charles Broaddus
Title: State Veterinarian Agency: Division of Animal and Food Industry Services
Department: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1163 Richmond, VA 23218
Office Address: Oliver W. Hill Building, Room 165 102 Governor Street Richmond, VA 23219
Office Telephone No: (804) 692-0601 Fax No: (804) 371-2380
Information about the process can be found on the USDA’s website.