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The VIN Foundation webinars provide helpful information to veterinary colleagues. If you would like to be informed of upcoming webinars, please join the email list via the Get Updates page.

October 12, 2023: The pandemic forbearance benefits have ended. Interest has started and payments resume in October. A number of changes have taken effect already and more are coming, like the one-time forgiveness count adjustment. Register for this webinar and bring your questions for LIVE Q&A. In this Repayment Restart webinar, student debt expert Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA and Rebecca Mears, DVM answer hundreds of questions from attendees and tell borrowers what they need to do now.

September 12, 2023: A number of changes have taken effect already and more are expected next summer, like the updates to REPAYE called SAVE, updates to PSLF and the phase out of PAYE. ACVIM and VIN Foundation are collaborating on this webinar for large animal specialists, presented by VIN Foundation Student Debt Education team members Tony Bartels DVM, MBA, and Rebecca Mears, DVM.

September 6, 2023: ACVIM and VIN Foundation are collaborating on this webinar covering the end of the forbearance benefits, how to do a student loan physical exam, the one-time forgiveness count adjustment, the new SAVE plan, important details about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), and how to choose the best repayment plan for your situation. Another benefit of viewing the recording is the questions you asked during the presentation and Tony answered!

July 26, 2023: The final extension of the pandemic student loan forbearance benefits is scheduled to end soon. Interest will start on September 1, 2023 and payments will resume in October. In this Repayment Restart webinar, student debt expert Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA and Rebecca Mears, DVM answer hundreds of questions from attendees and tell borrowers what they need to do now.

June 7, 2023: Conventional wisdom and reflex in the medical training community often says to defer your loans while pursuing internships and/or residencies. However, income-driven repayment (IDR) is often a much better option for veterinarians with federal student debt pursuing advanced education. Listen in to this webinar to see if you are doing all you can as an intern or resident to save money and reduce your student debt stress from here on out starting today.

April 26, 2023: Choosing the right student loan repayment strategy for your situation can save you a ton of time, money, and stress — a concept VIN Foundation calls Repay Wiser. In this Repay Wiser webinar, student debt expert Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA covers common myths and misconceptions including loan forgiveness, income recertification, as well as the pitfalls and challenges associated with student loan repayment using real-world experiences.

April 5, 2023: Do you have student loans? Are you confused about how or when to get your repayment plan started? What’s the “best” strategy for paying your student loans now that you’ve graduated veterinary school? Watch the Class of 2023 Student Loan Playbook Webinar recording as Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA explains why ending your grace period early and starting your repayment plan ASAP is more beneficial than waiting.

February 8, 2023: You want to be a veterinarian? Apply Smarter to veterinary school to save time & money! Explore the Apply Smarter to Veterinary School webinar with Tony Bartels, DMV, MBA and Rebecca Mears, DVM to learn how pre-veterinary students can Apply Smarter to veterinary school, increase their chances of acceptance, save time & money, and navigate the process during COVID!

April 7, 2021: 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 Ross University SAVMA chapter, these young future leaders discuss the relationship between diversity, equity, & inclusion and mental health.


March 13, 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. This webinar approaches student loans clinically, like any complex medical case. It starts with a good physical exam of your student loans, discusses strategies to minimize your remaining school costs, runs diagnostics based on your career plans, compares short and long-term treatment options for your student loans, and evaluates the best repayment strategy for your circumstances. It also explores veterinary incomes and financial wellness during and after school.
February 26, 2021: 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 COVID-19 on transitioning from the veterinary school classroom to clinics, and life as a practicing veterinarian. The panel included a clinical year veterinary student and new graduate veterinarians in different areas of practice.
September 16, 2020: This webinar covers steps veterinary students can take to borrow less in veterinary school and reduce future stress. This year includes a special surprise — no interest so far! Brought to you by the VIN Foundation in collaboration with VIN, UC Davis Chapter of VBMA, Student Doctor Network, and Drip.vet, join Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA and Lance M. Roasa, DVM, MS, JD to learn how to Borrow Better while in veterinary school!
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