Student ResourcesNot a VVMA Student Member? Sign up online here or download an application here and return to the VVMA office.
Dates to Remember:
2018 Mentor Program
September 27-28, 2018
Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference October 26-18, 2018 $50 registration for students before 10/08/2018 Bumps to $60 after 10/08/2018
Virginia Veterinary Conference February 21-23, 2019 Registration materials will be available in November, 2018
Links of Interest:
AVMA: My Veterinary Life Designed for current students, new veterinarians and rising professionals, the site provides resources on career planning (e.g. student externship locator), financial health (e.g. veterinary salary estimator), and career planning (e.g. well being assessment).
USDA/APHIS Student Programs If you’re interested in the humane treatment of animals, keeping animals and plants healthy, working with wildlife, being on the cutting edge of biotechnology, or taking part in global trade negotiations, we have a place for you
Zoetis sponsored student-oriented website: VetVance
VETVANCE has brought together contributors from across the country to impart years of practical experience to help new veterinarians like you establish your career. Their various areas of expertise as well as diverse backgrounds help us to bring you the information you need to handle the non-clinical aspects of your business. https://www.vetvance.com/
AAVMC Cost Comparison Tool The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has developed this Cost Comparison Tool to help prospective students further develop a financial plan for veterinary school. As concerns continue to grow about the increasing educational debt held by recent veterinary school graduates, it is imperative that prospective students take time to consider and plan for the costs associated with becoming a veterinarian.
VIN Foundation Student Debt Center: A free resource for all things related to educational debt, in particular, veterinary students' debt. It is made up of the following sections:
- The Cost of Education Map, which gives a look at the cost of veterinary schools, taking into consideration in-state, out-of-state, and private tuition along with living expenses.
- The Student Loan Repayment Simulator, an interactive program giving detailed repayment cost comparisons based on anticipated income, family information, total loan amount and repayment plan. A forgiveness planning module also helps those using income-driven repayment plans to understand and plan for the estimated tax consequences of debt forgiveness.
- WikiDebt, a resource library for all things dealing with educational debt specific to veterinary students and veterinarians.
Veterinary School Admissions 101
Veterinarian Speakers for Students:The following is a list of veterinarians who volunteer to speak to student clubs. Check back often for updates.
Dr. Lisa Banks
Hill's Pet Nutrition
3925 Howell Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
Dr. Geri Carlson
Carlson Relief Veterinary Services
100 Birch Way
Barboursville, VA 22923
subject: general veterinary topics
Hanging Rock Animal Hospital
1910 Loch Haven Drive
Roanoke, VA 24019
subject: holistic, acupuncture, nutrition
Dr. Marge Lewter
Alternatives/Craig County Veterinary Service
876 Sinking Springs
New Castle, VA 24127
subject: mixed practice, mobile practice, complementary medicine in small or large animals, volunteer opportunities, veterinary experiences in Honduras and Tanzania, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, large or small animal case studies
Dr. Christopher McNeill
VA Department of Agriculture
Division of Animal & Food Industry Services
4832 Tyreeanna Road
Lynchburg, VA 24504
subject: foreign animal diseases that may threaten the U.S.
Dr. Steven A. Rogers
Falls Church Animal Hospital
1249 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
subject: pet loss/euthanasia, ethics issues, job interviewing and hiring issues
Dr. Leslie Sinn
Behavior Solutions For Pets
P. O. Box 116
Hamilton, VA 20159
subject: animal behavior, companion animal and large animal
Dr. Lynn (Lynette) Tobias
Veterinary Medical Officer
1695 Craig's Mountain Road
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
subject: APHIS, Veterinary Services