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 | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | VIN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER, MATT HOLLAND, DVM

VIN Foundation Announces New Board Member, Matt Holland, DVM

New director brings critical recent graduate experience to board Davis, CA: The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, providing tools and resources to support veterinary students and veterinarians throughout their careers, is excited to announce the addition of Matt Holland, DVM to the Board of Directors.Matt Holland, DVM graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | In-School Loan Estimator expands VIN Foundation Student Debt

In-School Loan Estimator expands VIN Foundation Student Debt Center

New features extend utility for colleagues in any stage of the veterinary student loan and repayment cycle. The VIN Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the In-School Loan Estimator and additional features to the Student Debt Center. Helping current and future veterinarians understand their borrowing and loan repayment options is key to surviving …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Solutions for the Profession Veterinary Student Essay Competition

VIN Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition

Third 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 third annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. The essay competition this year asks veterinary students to share their views on the impact of practice consolidation, both …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Exciting Enhancements to Veterinary Cost of Education Map

Exciting Enhancements to Veterinary Cost of Education Map

INTERACTIVE MAP PROVIDES LONG-DESIRED TRUE-COST VIEW OF ATTENDING VETERINARY SCHOOL Developed to help pre-veterinary students make better informed decisions when applying to veterinary school, the updated Cost of Education Map collates in one place, in one tool, the information individual students would spend days compiling and analyzing. Most pre-veterinary students apply to multiple schools. Costs …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | VIN Foundation Announces New Board Members | Jim Clark, DVM, MBA | Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA | Phillip Jackson, CPA, CGMA

VIN Foundation Announces New Board Members

Three new directors bring financial, academic and student debt expertise The VIN Foundation is excited to announce the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors. Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA, an expert on veterinary student debt management, graduated in 2012 from the Colorado State University combined MBA/DVM program and is an employee of …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Feeling Like a Fraud? You're Not Alone

Feeling Like a Fraud? You’re Not Alone

by Dr. Michele Gaspar You may know the power of that small, nagging voice. “You’re a fake and it’s only a matter of time before everyone realizes it.” No matter how many lives saved, correct diagnoses made and successful client interactions, the voice says you’ve fooled others and don’t belong. The voice has a name, …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Solutions for the Profession Veterinary Student Essay Competition

Announcing 2nd Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition

VIN Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Solutions for the Profession Competition Second annual essay competition provides veterinary students with an opportunity to provide hindsight into the veterinary school experience. The VIN Foundation is excited to announce its second annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. The essay competition offers veterinary students an opportunity to share what they wish …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Vet School Bound | Apply Smarter to veterinary school | veterinary school admission prerequisites

Veterinary School Class Recommendations

Choosing a career is more complicated than deciding what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. Whether you’ve just begun thinking about veterinary medicine as a career or it’s been a lifelong dream, you probably have some questions about how to get there and what you may have to give up along the way. This post is part of our common questions about becoming a veterinarian and their answers section of our blog.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Solutions for the Profession Veterinary Student Essay Competition

Announcing Solutions for the Profession Competition Winners

We are very happy to announce the winners of its first annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. Three creative students were awarded cash prizes to help with educational expenses. The competition offers veterinary students an opportunity to share an innovative solution to a problem facing the profession. Over one hundred entries were submitted from around …

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VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Veterinary Student Debt Center Launches

Veterinary Student Debt Center Launches

We are excited to announce the launch of our Student Debt Center, a mobile-friendly comprehensive resource for all things related to student debt, in particular veterinary student debt.With veterinarians leaving school having a debt load routinely exceeding two times their salary, and far surpassing the “healthy” debt-to-income ratio of most professions, this is a critical issue …

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