Category Archives: Students

Nationwide® supports veterinary students with programs designed to help develop tomorrow’s veterinarians ready themselves for entry into one of the most rewarding and challenging of professions. Here’s what we offer, both to schools and to individual students:

University series: veterinary career development

The Nationwide® Veterinary College Program was designed with Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) in mind. The goal is to provide future veterinarians with a better understanding of business and management principles that will help them succeed in veterinary practice.

Our team of field veterinarians is available to present educational lectures that help satisfy credits toward the VBMA Business Certificate Program to all 30 U.S. VBMA chapters and three Caribbean (Ross, St. Matthews and St. Georges Universities) chapters. Find out more.

Student externship program
Nationwide’s annual veterinary student externship offers a chance for individuals to learn fundamental business concepts and skills as well as specific information about pet insurance. The one-week rotation takes place at Nationwide pet insurance’s Southern California offices. The program offers a way to add vital business experience to a resume. The participants are chosen from a national applicant pool. Find out more and apply.

For more information on any of these programs, e-mail vetstudents@nationwide.com or call 866-838-4874 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Three questions for … Midwestern’s Andie Drennan

We have a new year and a freshly updated schedule of visits to our schools and colleges of veterinary medicine. Nationwide field veterinarian Dr. Kristen Britton didn’t need much convincing to leave Idaho long enough to lecture at the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. While there, … Continue reading Three questions for … Midwestern’s Andie Drennan

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Three questions for …. Lincoln Memorial’s Jennifer Lane

We’ve had a wonderful year visiting schools and colleges of veterinary medicine, and a wonderful group of field veterinarians representing Nationwide. Our most recent featured student is Jennifer Lane of Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (2020), chosen by our Dr. Tonya Sparks. Would you please share something unexpected … Continue reading Three questions for …. Lincoln Memorial’s Jennifer Lane

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Thankful … for young colleagues, future leaders and the VBMA

Recently, I attended the first Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) alumni conference, along with our Nationwide field veterinarians and the wonderful Nicole Numbers, who manages our school outreach programs. The event  was a gathering of past VBMA leaders and existing National VBMA student leaders (that is, both incoming and outgoing … Continue reading Thankful … for young colleagues, future leaders and the VBMA

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Three questions for … Savannah Giannasi, VA-MD

The last couple of featured students have mentioned the supportive environment students provide for each other, an observation that makes me very happy. Savannah Giannasi of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2020) made that observation as well. She was chosen by Nationwide field veterinarian Dr. Tonya Sparks.  … Continue reading Three questions for … Savannah Giannasi, VA-MD

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Three questions for … Taylor Isberner, University of Alaska/CSU

It’s not often — in fact, not ever — that a veterinary student we’ve wanted to feature apologizes for not responding quickly because she hit a moose. This struck me as the most Alaska of explanations possible! And that’s appropriate, because our latest featured student is an Alaskan through and … Continue reading Three questions for … Taylor Isberner, University of Alaska/CSU

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Three questions for … Shira Bleicher, Colorado State

It wasn’t that long ago that most of the visits to schools and colleges of veterinary medicine were mine to make. While I don’t miss the travel, I do miss meeting so many students in person. Fortunately, our wonderful team of Nationwide field veterinarians make these trips and choose wonderful … Continue reading Three questions for … Shira Bleicher, Colorado State