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 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.



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Three questions for … Western’s Theo Derksen

With the new academic year begins a news series of profiles on veterinary students. We opened our lecture series at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, where I met Theo Derksen, class of 2021. His interest? Poultry medicine! That’s something I don’t write much about, so … Continue reading Three questions for … Western’s Theo Derksen


Three questions for … NCSU’s David Tamas

Whoops! I wasn’t done with my featured veterinary students for the academic year. I thought David Tamas of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine had already been posted by our communications team. Sorry, David, and thanks for your participation! Can you share something unexpected you discovered or … Continue reading Three questions for … NCSU’s David Tamas

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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