It’s a well-known fact that post-graduate education—especially veterinary school—is expensive, and crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community.
It is a complex problem that requires a multi-pronged approach, but one important part of the solution is to give students the necessary skills to understand manage their debt—and overall finances—long before they face the cold reality of repayment.
In this episode, Amanda Fark and third-year student Becca Makii (Class of 2021) from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine join Mia in studio to discuss the college’s recent Financial Summit.
In the second part of this episode, the hosts introduce second-year student Emma Ranney, who is the OVMA Student Representative for the Class of 2022 and also serves on the Board of Directors.
Finally, David sits down with OMVA Communications Director Krysten Bennett to get a sneak peek at the January/February issue of the OVMA newsletter, The Observer.
Mentioned in this Episode
- VIN Foundation Student Debt Center
- Student Loan Repayment Simulator
- AVMA My Veterinary Life
- Your Financial Pharmacist
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
- January/February Observer (login required)
- Midwest Veterinary Conference