Instructor: Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
Teaching Assistant: Steve Kellner
Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:
- Recognize the correlation between personal financial health and personal wellness.
- Use personal budgeting to make spending decisions and forecast expenses based on past habits.
- Recognize the benefit of working through budgets with trusted peers.
- Analyze personal spending habits and gain tools to form spending habits that will lower debt from personal spending.
- What is a budget? Recognize that a budget is a financial decision-making tool
- Recognize that financial stability and empowerment of financial knowledge leads to reduced anxiety and stress
- Understand the value of credit scores and effect on financial success
Paying for Veterinary School
- Understand how to use a college's estimated cost of attendance to develop a budget while attending veterinary school
- Compare and contrast the options available for paying for a veterinary medical education which include:
- Assess the choices for possible career pathways
- Understand compensation packages from selected career pathways
- Understand the steps necessary for career development
- Develop a resume and cover letter
- Develop proper communication skills with potential employers
Students will be required to respond to questions that will be asked through emails and teachable sent by the drip.vet team.
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.