VIN Foundation

The VIN Foundation was founded by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 75,000 members worldwide. The VIN Foundation’s charitable efforts are centered around the belief that a healthy veterinary profession is essential for healthy animal and human communities.

VIN Foundation | veterinary resources | Blog | Press Release | VIN Foundation Student Debt Resources Updated to Address Latest Changes to Help Student Loan Forgiveness Strategies

VIN Foundation Student Debt Resources Updated to Address Latest Changes to Help Student Loan Forgiveness Strategies

On August 24th, 2022, the White House announced the news of a special one-time cancellation of up to $20,000 of federally held student loan debt. The amount of debt cancellation will depend on your income and whether you received a Pell Grant in college.

VIN Foundation | veterinary resources | Blog | VIN Foundation, VIN, and CattleDog Publishing Partner to Honor Dr. Sophia Yin’s Legacy Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund

VIN Foundation, VIN, and CattleDog Publishing Partner to Honor Dr. Sophia Yin’s Legacy

On August 24th, 2022, the White House announced the news of a special one-time cancellation of up to $20,000 of federally held student loan debt. The amount of debt cancellation will depend on your income and whether you received a Pell Grant in college.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | VIN Foundation achieves GuideStar Platinum for 5th consecutive year

VIN Foundation achieves GuideStar Platinum for 5th consecutive year

VIN Foundation Reaches GuideStar Platinum for Fifth Year in a Row Platinum Seal provides donors with organizational transparency and gift impact Davis, CA: For the fifth year in a row, the VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. The highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Self-advocacy in Veterinary Medicine

Self-Advocacy in Veterinary Medicine

In this webinar Dr. Matt Holland (IL 2017), 2016-7 SAVMA National President, VIN Foundation board member, former sportscaster, and VIN’s Student and New Grad Relationship Builder moderates a panel discussion with three student guests of the Veterinary Pulse podcast: Jonathan Dumas, Junior Saint Preux, and Justice Birdsong for a conversation about self-advocacy.In collaboration with the …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | free resources veterinary students veterinarians | Blog | How Will the Pandemic Impact Early Veterinary Careers?

How Will the Pandemic Impact Early Veterinary Careers?

As COVID-19 impacts unfolded, the veterinary community found itself in uncharted territory. From canceled externships and limited in-person learning opportunities to curbside service and increased demand for veterinary care, concerns and questions around the new educational and patient care models arose. The VIN Foundation’s Rising Leaders Committee held a webinar to discuss the impact of …

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Climbing Mt. Debt for SAVMA 2021

For the SAVMA 2021 Symposium, the VIN Foundation created a three-part webinar series of its popular Climbing Mt. Debt presentation with Dr. Tony Bartels. We hope you find this information helpful and always, please reach out if you have any questions or feedback. Most veterinarians (80-85%) borrow to cover their education and living expenses to …

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VIN Foundation Announces 5th Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition

Fifth annual essay competition provides veterinary students with an opportunity to shed light on the impact of practice consolidation within the profession. The VIN Foundation is excited to announce its fifth annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. The essay competition this year asks veterinary students to share their views on the impact of practice consolidation, …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Veterinary School Panel Interview Tips

Veterinary School Panel Interview Tips

Amber McElhinney is a 2nd-year veterinary student at UC Davis. In an effort to help pre-veterinary students as they prep for applying to veterinary school we thought Amber’s insight into her personal pre-veterinary journey can help others. We hope you enjoy! As always, please reach out with any questions or feedback, or leave a comment …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | The Financials of Applying to Veterinary School – What I Wish I Had Known Amber McElhinney

The Financials of Applying to Veterinary School – What I Wish I Had Known

Amber McElhinney is a 2nd year veterinary student at UC Davis. Due to COVID many veterinary student summer plans were changed and Amber is one of many who has been helping out the VIN Foundation student debt efforts this summer. In an effort to help pre-veterinary students as they prep for applying to veterinary school …

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