Personal Financial Success for Class of 2025
Helping you achieve success now and throughout your career.
Dr. Roasa has earned his veterinary and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University and his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He has worked for Banfield in Phoenix and has owned and operated a mixed animal practice in the mountains of Colorado. He has co-founded and co-owns a group of practices in Nebraska, operates a law practice and delivers on-line CE via drip.vet. He is the past president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and a national co-advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Association. He serves on the board of directors of the Mark Morris Institute and on the advisory board to Veterinary Team Brief.
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.