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I AM… A NEW VETERINARY GRADUATE

I am... a new veterinary graduate

 

I Want to be a Veterinarian

Loving vet school and have some friends that might be interested? The I Want to be a Veterinarian brochure realistically answers some of the common questions asked when considering a career in veterinary medicine.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: thinking about being a veterinarian, a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate, a veterinarian. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinary Students on our give page.

Go to... I Want to be a Veterinarian

 

Cost of Education Map

At this point you know that vet school isn’t cheap, but keeping an eye on the cost of your education is a great way to stay on top of the game, and you might have friends thinking about your career choice.. The Cost of Education interactive map provides current data on attendance costs for tuition (in-state and out-of-state) and living expenses for each of the US and Caribbean veterinary schools, allowing you to weigh your options and make an informed financial decision.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: thinking about being a veterinarian, a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate, a veterinarian. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinary Students on our give page.

Go to... Cost of Education Map

 

Student Loan Repayment Simulator

Now that you are in vet school being proactive about your student loans will help you for years to come as you look to live within your means. This interactive program gives you repayment options based anticipated income, lifestyle, total loan amount and various repayment plans.

View a recent presentation from Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA on veterinary student loan repayment for the SAVMA HOD at AVMA Convention 2015 in Boston.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: thinking about being a veterinarian, a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate, a veterinarian. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinary Students on our give page.

Go to... Student Loan Repayment Simulator

 

Model Employment Contract

Lawyers might love contracts, but for the average layperson they can seem scary. Whether you are a prospective employee or an employer, the Model Employment Contract is a guide providing you practical contract information with an explanation of legal provisions and fully customizable sections.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinarians on our give page.

Go to... Model Employment Contract

 

New Graduate Survival Manual

Getting through veterinary school is one thing, but getting through real life cases can be another. This guide can help you plan your next steps and provides advice about some of the management issues you may confront as you embark on your career.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinary Students on our give page.

Go to... New Graduate Survival Manual

 

Getting Through the Day/Night

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.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinary Students on our give page.

Go to... Getting Through the Day/Night

 

Vets4Vets

When you feel like the chips are stacked against you having a confidant to freely talk and share things with can make all the difference. Vets 4 Vets responds to the needs of our veterinary community by reaching out to individuals directly, as well as creating group support networks.

-This initiative is helpful if you are: a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate. 
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinarians on our give page.

Go to... Vets4Vets

VIN Foundation serves animal- and human-kind by ensuring veterinary professionals have the tools,
confidence and support to thrive. Empowering ONE empowers all. 

What is the need for the VIN Foundation?

Veterinary medicine spans areas including food animal and meat inspection, academia and research, international health and public awareness, as well as cutting edge surgery, diagnostic testing, and medical treatments for every animal species. The strength and health of our pets, agriculture, research, families, and communities depend upon a healthy, vibrant, and strong veterinary profession. Supporting and advocating for individuals within the profession is the heart and soul of the VIN Foundation. By helping veterinary professionals navigate the challenges of their careers, the VIN Foundation is helping to better serve animal- and human-kind.

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ABOUT VIN FOUNDATION

The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 50,000 members worldwide. The VIN Foundation is made possible through generous gifts by individual donors and grants, all gifts made to the VIN Foundation are tax deductible.

© 2005 - 2017 VIN Foundation. All Rights Reserved. VIN Foundation Phoenix House, 413 F Street, Davis, CA 95616, info@vinfoundation.org, (888) 616-6506. Photographs provided by Teresa (Teri) Zgoda.