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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, both positive and negative on the profession.
DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The VIN Foundation is excited to announce its fifth annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. This year’s competition asks veterinary students to explore diversity challenges in the veterinary profession and the steps their school is taking to address these challenges.
The annual competition challenges veterinary students to seek innovative answers to issues facing the veterinary profession. Prior competitions have addressed topics such as practice consolidation, challenges of veterinary school, and the relevance of veterinary education to career goals.
VIN Foundation Executive Director, Jordan benShea, stated, “Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vitally important, and I am excited the VIN Foundation can give veterinary students an opportunity to share their insights into ways to broaden diversity and thus support a healthy veterinary profession.”
Three entrants will win cash scholarships to help support tuition and education-related expenses:
  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $1,500
  • Third place: $1,000
The VIN Foundation Solutions for the Profession judging is anonymized and the committee will select the top entries in the first round of judging. These essays will then be assessed by experts in the topic area, who will pass the top choices to three well-known leaders in the veterinary profession. These final judges will determine the winners.

VIN Foundation

The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides resources to help the veterinary community thrive so they can help our animals and those who care for them. The VIN Foundation was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 94,000 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.

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