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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.

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

Veterinarians & Veterinary Students: panel discussion on self-advocacy in the veterinary profession

 

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.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | free resources veterinary students veterinarians | Blog | Climbing Mt. Debt for SAVMA 2021

Veterinary Students: Learn about your student loan options while in school

 

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.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | You Want to be a veterinarian? Apply Smarter! Pre-veterinary student apply to veterinary school advice

Pre-Veterinary Students: Apply Smarter to Veterinary School

 

March 12, 2021: 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 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!

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

Veterinary Students and Recent Graduates: How will the pandemic impact early veterinary careers?

 

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.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Repay Wiser: choose the right student loan repayment strategy for your situation to save time and money

Veterinary Residents: It’s Time for a Student Loan Repayment Check-in

 

October 29, 2020: Regardless of your familiarity with student loans and various repayment programs, you’ll be glad you watched this webinar session. Join Dr. Tony Bartels (a leading authority on U.S. veterinary student debt) for this special Climbing Mt. Debt session to see if you are doing all you can as a resident to save money and reduce your student debt stress now and when you complete your residency.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Borrow Better: Steps you can take now as a veterinary student to borrow less and reduce your future stress

Veterinary Students: Borrow Better in Veterinary School

 

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!

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinars | Apply Smarter 2020 APVMA SDN Student Doctor Network

Pre-Veterinary Students: Apply Smarter to Veterinary School

 

August 12, 2020: 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 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!

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Class of 2020 Student Loan Playbook checklist Repay Wiser: choose the right student loan repayment strategy for your situation to save time and money

Class of 2020 Student Loan Playbook

 

May 6, 2020: Are you a class of 2020 veterinary school graduate? 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? Does COVID-19 impact any of those plans? The VIN Foundation Class of 2020 Student Loan Playbook is here to help! Here you will find a recording of the recent webinar along with additional helpful tools, including the 3rd annual Student Loan Playbook Checklist.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinars | Climbing Mt. Debt - Student Loan Triage in the age of COVID-19

Climbing Mt Debt: Student Loan Triage in the Age of COVID

 

April 8, 2020: Major changes here are for your student loans. We’re here to help! In these uncertain times, reliable information is vital to stay up-to-date on how changes made by Congress and the Department of Education impact your student loans. The Climbing Mt. Debt: Student Loan Triage in the Age of COVID webinar answers questions and provides helpful resources.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Repay Wiser: choose the right student loan repayment strategy for your situation to save time and money

Veterinarians: Repay Wiser

 

Nov 6, 2019: 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 webinarstudent 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.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Borrow Better: Steps you can take now as a veterinary student to borrow less and reduce your future stress

Veterinary Students: Borrow Better

 

Sept 11, 2019: Paying for your veterinary education is complicated. FAFSA, Direct Loans, Health Professions Student Loans, private loans, family loans, spouse support, savings, summer job — how do you know which loans or resources are best to use now to decrease stress during repayment? If you’re using student loans to pay for veterinary school, you undoubtedly have applied for or received a financial aid award. This webinar will help you assess your award and Borrow Better for the remainder of veterinary school. Learn to create the best plan for you!

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | You Want to be a veterinarian? Apply Smarter!

Pre-Veterinary Students: Apply Smarter

 

Aug 7, 2019: Veterinary school is expensive. A veterinary degree can cost as much as a medical school degree and more than the average U.S. home mortgage. In this webinar recording, student debt expert Tony Bartels, DMV, MBA shows how to Apply Smarter to veterinary school, increase chances of acceptance, and save time & money!  Your future Dr. Financially-Responsible-Smart-Applicant-Self will thank you!

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