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 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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Three questions for … UCD’s Tricia Nguyen

While I don’t make all our veterinary school visits myself — Dr. Kristi Yee does some, and we’d started webcasting for others — I have to admit that I always like to save the visit to the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine for myself. Yes, it’s where … Continue reading Three questions for … UCD’s Tricia Nguyen

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BluePrints Veterinary Marketing gives a master class to our student externs

The highlight of our summer for Nationwide’s Veterinary Relations team is hosting our veterinary student externs. This year, we added BluePrints Veterinary Marketing Group of nearby Costa Mesa to our externs’ itinerary, because these days a solid foundation of marketing and up-to-date knowledge of social media is essential to the … Continue reading BluePrints Veterinary Marketing gives a master class to our student externs

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Three questions for … TAMU’s David Dean Andrews

It’s a given that everyone who gets a slot in one of our veterinary schools and colleges is in elite company, a person who against long odds has triumphed over all the challenges put between the dream of acceptance and the reality. But in in the case of David Dean … Continue reading Three questions for … TAMU’s David Dean Andrews

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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