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UC Davis Class of 2022 Personal Financial Success

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


Lance Roasa, DVM, JD, MS
Lance Roasa, DVM, JD, MS

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.


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 To 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: Paying For Vet School
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  drip 24: What Is Compound Interest?
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  drip 25: Tips For Minimizing Personal Expenses
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  drip 26: The Cost Of Money
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  drip 27: The Cost of Attendence
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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: The Check-Up
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  drip 39: Cover Letter the Right Way
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  drip 40: My First Job
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  drip 41: Assignment Reminder
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  drip 42: My Veterinary Life
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  drip 43: Exploring Career Pathways
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  drip 44: Public Health
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  drip 45: Shelter Medicine
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  drip 46: Act Now to Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars
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  drip 47: How Are Your Resume and Cover Letter Progressing?
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  drip 48: Well-being Assessment
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  drip 49: Career & Income Well-being
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  drip 50: Resource Highlight
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  drip 51: Resource Highlight
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  drip 52: Resource Highlight
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  drip 53: Assignment Reminder
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  drip 54: Well-being and your career
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  drip 55: Compensation of Veterinarians
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  drip 56: Meet Dr. Amy Anderson
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  drip 57: We Want Your Feedback
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  drip 58: Your New and Improved Budget
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  drip 59: The Power Of Decreasing Recurring Expenses
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  drip 60: Credit Scores
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  drip 61: How to Build and Maintain Your Credit Score
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  drip 62: New Graduate Budgeting
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  drip 63: Credit Scores and the Veterinary Business
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  drip 64: Credit Card Debt
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  drip 65: Debt-Management Resources
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  drip 66: Budget Check-in
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  drip 67: If You're in a Deficit
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  drip 68: If You're in a Deficit
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  drip 69: Discretionary Income
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  drip 70: VIN Foundation Student Loan Repayment Simulator
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  drip 71: Your Future
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  drip 72: Stress Reduction In Vet School
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  drip 73: Re-visiting Your Budget
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  drip 74: Income Scenarios
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  drip 75: Continued Professional Development
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  drip 76: Practice Ownership
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  drip 77: Assignment
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  drip 78: Budget Basics
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  drip 79: Cover Letter Basics Recap
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  drip 80: Resume Basics Recap
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  drip 81: More Budget Basics
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  drip 82: Maintaining Financial Health
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  drip 83: Defining Your Financial Goals
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  drip 84: Set Spending Guidelines
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  drip 85: More on Cutting Spending
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  drip 86: 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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