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
Nationwide sponsors this unique program to help future veterinarians with their skills in career development, business management and the legal elements of veterinary practice. The series is taught at 15 U.S. veterinary colleges and at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Granada, by the well-the regarded industry speakers Jim Wilson, DVM, JD, Karl Salzsieder, DVM, JD, and Mark Opperman, CVPM. Find out more.

Nationwide veterinary speakers Drs. Cori Gross, Jim Wilson and Kristi Yee.

Dr. Cori Gross with Nationwide® veterinary speakers Drs. Jim Wilson and Kristi Yee

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 ways 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 or call 866-838-4874 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Mississippi State

Three questions for … Mississippi State’s Blair Bennett

Just in time for the lead-in to the Memorial Day weekend, I am introducing you to the first of the last two veterinary students I’ve featured this year. What a fantastic addition to our profession these women and men will be! Blair Bennett of the Mississippi State University College of … Continue reading Three questions for … Mississippi State’s Blair Bennett


Three questions for … Tennessee’s Zachary Ragland

The academic year is almost over for our colleges and schools of veterinary medicine, and I’m still catching up with our veterinary student profiles! Time flies, doesn’t it? Today, my interview is with Zachary Ragland of the University of Tennesee’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Will you share something unexpected you … Continue reading Three questions for … Tennessee’s Zachary Ragland


Three questions for … Oregon State CVM’s Chase Cromwell

Happy Monday! This week I’ll be sharing my QandAs with two veterinary students. The first is Chase Cromwell of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University (Class of 2019). I’ll have another student featured on Thursday, so check back to see who’s next! Can you share something unexpected … Continue reading Three questions for … Oregon State CVM’s Chase Cromwell


Three questions for …. Emily Douciere, LSU SVM

We’ve been training new field veterinarians at Nationwide Pet, preparing another generation of educators to help veterinary students understand how pet health insurance works, and how recommending it to clients supports the work of the veterinary profession. The training means I’ve been traveling more than usual, which I’ve kind of … Continue reading Three questions for …. Emily Douciere, LSU SVM