VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Student Debt

Associate Editor

Anthony Bartels

Anthony Bartels


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2012
  • Master of Business Administration, Colorado State University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1999

Current Professional Activities

  • VIN employee and VIN Foundation board member providing support to the veterinary community in the area of student loan education, student support, veterinary practice online presence, and anywhere else I can help :-)
  • Debt Education Director specializing in student loan education, repayment options, and strategies. 
  • Development and expansion of VIN Foundation Student Debt Center educational materials for veterinary student loan repayment
  • Co-Editor VIN Student Debt Folder

Past Professional Activities

  • Small animal and exotics practitioner
  • Manager/Analyst in Corporate Finance for Ernst & Young, LLP

Marital Status

  • Married to Audra, a small animal internal medicine specialist (DACVIM) practicing in Denver, CO.
  • No children...yet :-)

Four-Legged Children

  • Two Labradoodles: Addi, aka) Bug.  Addi loves hiking, fishing, and claiming the couch; and Maggie, who loves to terrorize Addi.
  • I also claim ownership to one bad ass Sulcata named Leo. We had him for more than 12 years before he decided he'd rather occupy a large area of the southwest on his own.
  • No cats to my wife's dismay :-( My allergies just won't allow them to live in–house.
  • RIP Oakley and Herbie


  • Fly fishing and fly tying
  • Ice Hockey (Goalie)

Favorite Quote

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." — Albert Einstein

What I Like Most About VIN

The community — Learning together and finding support in all of the different thoughts, experiences, and perspectives provided by such a diverse collective of professionals.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .