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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 students@petinsurance.com or call 866-838-4874 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Oklahoma State’s Kaitlyn Belanger to keep sharp on client communications

Graduations everywhere, and another class of veterinarians are moving into their new careers nationwide! Not so for Kaitlyn Belanger, who’s a member of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences class of 2018 at Oklahoma State University. As she looks ahead to her eventual career, though, she believes technology is going … Continue reading Oklahoma State’s Kaitlyn Belanger to keep sharp on client communications

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Three questions for … UGA’s Michael Pabon, self-styled veterinary nerd

For some veterinary students, the love of animals is what puts them on the road to a veterinary school or college. For Michael Pabon of the University of Georgie’s College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2018), he felt the calling when he realized he had a passion for physiology and … Continue reading Three questions for … UGA’s Michael Pabon, self-styled veterinary nerd

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Three questions for … CSU’s Colleen Link, a believer in pet health insurance

When I talk to veterinary students about pet health insurance, it’s often an abstract concept for them. But for Colleen Link, her own personal experience has already shaped her opinion of the value pet health insurance provides. I have no doubt she’ll be one of those clinicians recommending it to … Continue reading Three questions for … CSU’s Colleen Link, a believer in pet health insurance

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Three questions for … LSU’s Walt Gandy, U.S. Army (Ret.)

When our Nationwide® team visits our schools and colleges of veterinary medicine, we look for a student to feature as part of our “Three Questions for …” series. So it was that when I was visit the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University, I met Walt Gandy. Even … Continue reading Three questions for … LSU’s Walt Gandy, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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Three questions for … NCSU CVM’s Courtney Whelan

This is the busiest time of year for me and for the rest of the veterinary relations team at Nationwide, and this year is no exception. I started the month with a visit to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Then, I was off to Orlando, to the … Continue reading Three questions for … NCSU CVM’s Courtney Whelan