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I am… Thinking About Being a Veterinarian

Love animals and think your might want to try your hand at being a veterinarian? Or know someone who you think might be interested? These initiatives are for you, everything you need to know straight from the horse's mouths (technically from the vet’s mouths!).

I am… a Veterinary Student

You’ve decided to take the plunge into veterinary school, but there are so many things coming your way it can be tough to manage it all. These initiatives provide you with tools to help you make the most of your veterinary school experience.

I am… a new Veterinary Graduate 

Congratulations on making it through veterinary school! Now what? These initiatives offer tools to help you navigate your veterinary career path, from a Model Employment Contract to a New Graduate Survival Guide.

I am… a Veterinarian

You’re full throttle into your veterinary career, but as with any career it is easy to find bumps along the way. These initiatives provide you tools to use as you find yourself at the defining moments in your career from the Start Up club as you wrestle with potential practice ownership, to Vets 4 Vets a support group of veterinarians helping veterinarians.

I am… an Animal Lover

Do you love animals and want to support the veterinary profession because you believe it is vital to bettering animal and human kind? This is the place for you, get involved in one of our initiatives and learn more about where the need is the greatest.

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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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.

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