WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
The VIN Foundation continued education courses provide helpful information to veterinary colleagues.
The VIN Foundation is committed to community-driven disaster relief support. When disaster strikes we start by opening a direct channel of communication with leaders of nonprofits with boots on the ground in the disaster zone to identify where help is needed most.
DR. SOPHIA YIN MEMORIAL FUND
Dr. Sophia Yin’s family chose the VIN Foundation to honor Dr. Yin’s memory by creating the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund. Donations to the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund support the VIN Foundation’s Vets4Vets® program helping colleagues facing the challenges such as those that consumed Dr. Yin.
GETTING THROUGH THE DAY/NIGHT CE
Whether it’s 3pm or 3am, being on the frontlines with patients for the first time can be nerve-wracking! The Getting Through the Day and Getting Through the Night classes provide valuable guidance to help you transition from being a student to a working veterinarian.
I WANT TO BE A VETERINARIAN
A career in veterinary medicine takes more than loving animals. But what does it really take? The I Want to be a Veterinarian website and companion brochure is designed by veterinary colleagues who want to help.
MODEL EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Recognizing that (with a few exceptions) veterinarians are not lawyers and lawyers are not veterinarians, the VIN Foundation, working with both veterinarians and lawyers, drafted the Model Employment Contract – a comprehensive, comprehensible, and customizable contract designed to meet the needs of veterinary employee and employer.
NEW GRADUATE SURVIVAL MANUAL
Congratulations! You’re a newly minted veterinarian, soon to be turned loose in the real world. The New Veterinary Graduate Survival Manual gives you some coaching and insights into your new profession, which should make the transition into your career just a bit less spooky and just a bit smoother!
SOLUTIONS FOR THE PROFESSION COMPETITION
Solutions for the Profession is an annual essay competition where veterinary students write an essay in an effort to win a cash prize to help with tuition and educational expenses.
The VIN Foundation Speaker Series provides lectures and continued education opportunities to help veterinarians thrive so they can help our animals and those who care for them.
START UP CLUB
The StartUp Club/Thinking of Club is a group of supportive veterinary professionals who are considering, or have taken the plunge as practice owners and survived to tell about it. Learn from their successes and failures to see if practice ownership might be right for you.
The VIN Foundation Student Debt tools help veterinary students, veterinarians, and those who support them manage student debt through school and beyond. Explore the Student Debt Center, Student Debt Help, Apply Smarter, Borrow Better, Student Loan Playbook, Interns & Residents, and Repay Wiser tools.
Thrive in Five
Combining our most helpful resources for new veterinary school graduates under one roof, this Thrive in Five toolkit helps new graduates thrive as veterinarians in their first five years out of veterinary school.
The VIN Foundation webinars offer helpful information to veterinary colleagues, with topics ranging from mental health to student debt.
The Veterinary Pulse podcast features conversations with veterinary colleagues discussing critical topics from student debt to mental health.
The Mike Dunn, DVM Veterinary Student Scholarship created by Becky Godchaux, will award two students entering a United States veterinary school in Fall 2024 up to $35,000 each per year for a total of up to $140,000 each for four years. This scholarship is restricted to veterinary students who are committed to practicing companion animal veterinary medicine.
When you feel like the chips are stacked against you, having a confidant or mentor can make all the difference. Vets4Vets® responds to the needs of our veterinary community by providing individual peer mentors as well as creating group support networks.
VET SCHOOL BOUND
You don’t need to do all the groundwork to choose a veterinary school yourself. Vet School Bound provides pre-veterinary students tips and tools to make the veterinary school application process easier.