The Dr. Merrill Townley and Dr. Dan Brown Large Animal Veterinary Student Loan Program was established to assist students currently enrolled or students that have been accepted into the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine with their financial burden.

The loan provides $30,000 for living and educational expenses incurred during their veterinary education process for twelve (12) individuals per academic year. The loans are forgiven provided the students practice large animal veterinary medicine in a defined area of need ($30,000 for each year of service provided). Applicants are selected by an appointed advisory committee on an annual basis.

For more information regarding the specific requirements refer to:

Application and Financial Disclosure Forms are accepted from Aug. 15-Sept. 15 of each calendar year.

Placement Forms are due to the Department of Agriculture by May 1 of the year of graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine, from recipients of the loan.