I Want to be a Veterinarian
Love animals and think you might want to consider veterinary
medicine as a career, or know someone who might be interested?
Cost of Education Map
Veterinary education is going to cost me what? Any
veterinarian can tell you the initial numbers might be a bit shocking. Learn
more about the realistic cost of veterinary school.
Student Loan Repayment Simulator
Veterinary student loans are no
joke, the Student Loan Repayment Simulator is an interactive program
providing a customized repayment plan based on your anticipated income, lifestyle,
and total loan amount.
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
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.
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
Start Up Club
Maybe you have a few years under your belt as a veterinary
professional and are thinking you want to exercise that entrepreneurial spirit.
But where do you begin if you think practice ownership might be the right choice
for you? The Start Up Club is a group of supportive veterinary professionals who
have taken the plunge as practice owners and learned to tell about it. Learn from
their successes and failures to see if practice ownership might be right for you.
Vets 4 Vets Group
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.
Being a veterinary practice owner comes with it’s
challenges and every once in a while someone finds themselves in an emergency
situation where the price might very well be their practice. This is where Stone
Soup steps in to help. An emergency fund supported entirely by donations, Stone
Soup is available to all vets who because of a natural disaster or other extreme
circumstances have found themselves in dire need to keep the doors open.
Solutions for the Profession Competition
The VIN Foundation has just announced its first annual
Solutions for the Profession Competition where veterinary students write
an essay in an effort to win a cash prize to help with tuition and educational
Thrive in Five Toolkit
A new addition to our programs was born out of need identified by our Vets4Vets
program. This toolkit helps veterinarians thrive in their first five years out of
veterinary school. This toolkit is a work in progress and we will be adding more
resources along the way to keep checking back for updates.
Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund
The VIN Foundation and Dr. Sophia Yin’s family created the
Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund as a way to honor Dr. Yin’s memory. Your
donation to the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund will help support the VIN
Foundation’s Vets4Vets program,
providing veterinarian-peer-support for colleagues facing the challenges that
consumed Dr. Yin.
Dr. Nur Fund
When the story of a
Somali veterinarian who lost his leg in civil unrest was published by the VIN News
Service, the VIN community expressed a common goal of wanting to help their
colleague get a new prosthetic leg. The VIN Foundation reviewed the situation and
found an alliance with its mission and decided to spearhead the effort by helping
raise funds through its established giving process, with 100% of the donations
going directly to help Dr. Nur.