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Class of 2021 Personal Financial Success for Veterinary Students

Helping you achieve success now and throughout your career.

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Instructor: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD

Teaching Assistant: Steve Kellner

Email address: [email protected], [email protected]

Course Description

Course Goals

Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:

Financial Wellness

  1. Recognize the correlation between personal financial health and personal wellness.

Budget formation

  1. Use personal budgeting to make spending decisions and forecast expenses based on past habits.
  2. Recognize the benefit of working through budgets with trusted peers.
  3. Analyze personal spending habits and gain tools to form spending habits that will lower debt from personal spending.
  4. What is a budget? Recognize that a budget is a financial decision-making tool
  5. Recognize that financial stability and empowerment of financial knowledge leads to reduced anxiety and stress
  6. Understand the value of credit scores and effect on financial success

Paying for Veterinary School

  1. Understand how to use a college's estimated cost of attendance to develop a budget while attending veterinary school
  2. Compare and contrast the options available for paying for a veterinary medical education which include:

Career Pathways

  1. Assess the choices for possible career pathways
  2. Understand compensation packages from selected career pathways
  3. Understand the steps necessary for career development
    1. Develop a resume and cover letter
    2. Develop proper communication skills with potential employers

Daily Work/Homework

Students will be required to respond to questions that will be asked through emails and teachable sent by the drip.vet team.



Your Instructor


VIN Foundation and Lance Roasa, JD, DVM, MS
VIN Foundation and Lance Roasa, JD, DVM, MS

The VIN Foundation was founded by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 70,000 members worldwide. The VIN community spans every facet of the veterinary profession from private practice and research to academia and public health. The VIN Foundation’s charitable efforts are centered around the belief that a healthy veterinary profession is essential for healthy animal and human communities.

Dr. Lance Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M where he was the first student to undertake a 4th year business-track, spending the majority of his clinical training in veterinary business and industry. In 2016 He completed a law degree from the University of Nebraska and his training was centered on the law of small business, taxation and the law of veterinary medicine.


Course Curriculum


  drip 1: Introduction To Personal Financial Success
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  drip 2: Your Guides For The Journey
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  drip 3: What Is Drip Teaching Methodology?
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  drip 4: Why Is Your Financial Success Important?
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  drip 5: What Are Your Financial Concerns?
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  drip 6: Why Is Your Budget Important?
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  drip 7: What Are Your Budgeting Habits?
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  drip 8: How Often Do You Check Your Budget?
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  drip 9: Real Life - Why Is Budgeting Important?
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  drip 10: What Is Your Budgeting Tool?
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  drip 11: What Is The Theory Of Habit Formation?
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  drip 12: Creating a budget
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  drip 13: Real Life - How Does Budgeting Apply In Practice?
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  drip 14: The Cost of Attendance
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  drip 15: Real Life - Why is budgeting important?
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  drip 16: Paying for Vet School
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  drip 17: Starting Your Budget!
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  drip 18: Real Life: The Cost of Attendance
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  drip 19: How Do You Pay For Vet School Loans?
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  drip 20: Paying For Vet School
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  drip 21: Paying for Vet School
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  drip 22: Paying For Vet School
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  drip 23: What Is Compound Interest?
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  drip 24: Tips for Minimizing Personal Expenses
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  drip 25: What type of spender are you?
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  drip 26: The Cost Of Money
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  drip 27: Your Budget
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  drip 28: My Career In Veterinary Medicine
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  drip 29: My Career In Veterinary Medicine
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  drip 30: The Cost of Attendance
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  drip 31: How do you find that GREAT job?
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  drip 32: How to Develop a Resume
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  drip 33: Starting the Process to Locate THE Job
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  drip 34: What Is an Emergency Fund?
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  drip 35: Resume Templates
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  drip 36: The Building Blocks of Your Resume
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  drip 37: The Cover Letter
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  drip 38: Cover Letter the Right Way
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  drip 39: My First Job
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  drip 40: MyVetLife
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  drip 41: Resource Highlight
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  drip 42: Exploring Career Pathways
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  drip 43: Well-being Assessment
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  drip 44: Resource Highlight
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  drip 45: Budgeting Check-In
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  drip 46: Public Health
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  drip 47: Shelter Medicine
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  drip 48: Career & Income Well-being
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  drip 49: Well-Being and Your Career
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  drip 50: Your New and Improved Budget
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  drip 51: Credit Scores
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  drip 52: Motivation?
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  drip 53: What do veterinarians do and how much do they earn?
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  drip 54: Credit Card Debt
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  drip 55: Debt-Management Resources
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  drip 56: If You're in a Deficit
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  drip 57: How to Build and Maintain Your Credit Score
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  drip 58: Stress Reduction In Vet School
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  drip 59: Re-Visiting Your Budget
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  drip 60: Types of Spenders - A Refresher
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  drip 61: Your Future
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  drip 62: Your Future Income
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  drip 63: Resource Highlight
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  drip 64: Compensation of Veterinarians
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  drip 65: Fiduciary?
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  drip 66: Emergency Fund
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  drip 67: Get the Dust Off That Resume and Cover Letter
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  drip 68: Cover Letter Refresher
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  drip 69: Continued Professional Development
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  drip 70: Practice Ownership
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  drip 71: Resume Basics Recap
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  drip 72: COVID-19 and Your Career
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  drip 73: What is your budgeting technology aid?
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  drip 74: Budgeting with Friends?
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  drip 75: Paying for Vet School
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  drip 76: Financial Attitude
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  drip 77: Student Debt vs No Student Debt
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  drip 78: Credit Scores Refresher
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  drip 79: Retirement Accounts
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  drip 79: Act Now to Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars
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  drip 80: Time Value of Money and Compounding Interest
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  drip 81: Compensation After Vet School
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  drip 82: Student Debt Refresher
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  drip 83: Three Steps a Week!
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  drip 84: We're going (philosophically) deep!
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  drip 85: COVID-19 VETERINARY UPDATE
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  drip 86: Your Financial Goals
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  drip 87: Your Financial Action Plan
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  drip 88: Your Financial Control
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  drip 89: COVID-19 and Your Student Loans
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  drip 90: Analyzing Your Budget
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  drip 91: Summer's Coming! COVID-19 Edition
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  drip 92: Evaluating a Practice
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  drip 93: Your Financial Upbringing
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  drip 94: Locus of Control
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  drip 95: Your Important Papers
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  drip 96: COVID-19 Update
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  drip 97: Habit Formation
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  drip 98: Life Insurance
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  drip 99: Disability Insurance
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  drip 100: Black Lives Matter
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  drip 101: Recap
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  drip 102: Budgeting and COVID-19
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  drip 103: In-School Student Loan Estimator
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  drip 104: Should I pursue a boarded specialty?
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  drip 105: Advanced Education Programs
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  drip 106: Financial Self Awareness
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  drip 107: Budget Reminder
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  drip 108: Scholarship Search
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  drip 109: Independence Day
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  drip 110: Wellness Activities
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  drip 111: Financial Values
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  drip 112: Levels of Mastery
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  drip 113: Embracing the Struggle
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  drip: Resource Highlight
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  drip: Meet Dr. Amy Anderson
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  drip: The Power Of Decreasing Recurring Expenses
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  drip: New Graduate Budgeting
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  drip: Credit Scores and the Veterinary Business
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  drip: Budget Check-in
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  drip: If You're in a Deficit
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  drip: Discretionary Income
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  drip: VIN Foundation Student Loan Repayment Simulator
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  drip: Budget Basics
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  drip: More Budget Basics
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  drip: Maintaining Financial Health
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  drip: Defining Your Financial Goals
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  drip: Set Spending Guidelines
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  drip: More on Cutting Spending
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  drip: Sticking to Your Budget
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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