VBMA GOLD SPONSORS
Our vision is to be the most loved by those who most love their pets. At Purina, we are dedicated to improving the health and lifestyle of cats and dogs through quality nutrition and care. This has been our focus for over 80 years and continues to drive everything we do. Put simply, we believe a healthy pet makes for a happier home.
Nationwide (formerly Veterinary Pet Insurance) is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance. Since 1982, Nationwide has been insuring America’s pets and today has more than 576,000 pets enrolled.
VCA offers multiple types of externship programs in over 500 hospitals. Externships are a great way to learn different ways of doing the same thing, expand your horizons, make connections and to get your name out. The more hospitals you visit, the more you will see and learn and the better a vet you’re going to be. With hospitals in 43 States and 5 provinces it’s likely there’s an externship hospital by you.
VBMA SILVER SPONSORS
Live Oak Bank specializes in providing veterinary practice loans for the acquisition, construction, and refinancing of veterinary practices with a focus on helping veterinarians build and grow their practices.
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, Zoetis delivers quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services.
As a veterinary student, you may need affordable, reliable insurance coverage. Without it, even a minor illness or injury can financially overwhelm you and could jeopardize your veterinary career. That’s why the AVMA LIFE created affordable insurance for veterinary students and their dependents.
As the makers of Science Diet® and Prescription Diet®, our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.
The SEF is a non-profit organization founded by Simmons & Associates. Our mission is to improve the veterinary profession through business education.
VBMA BRONZE SPONSORS
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield is the largest general-veterinary practice in the world. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today has more than 1,000 hospitals across the United States and Puerto Rico. More than 3,500 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care for three million pets annually. Banfield’s charitable arm, the Banfield Foundation, was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of pets and communities. In 2017, Banfield Pet Hospital – including the work of the Banfield Foundation – was named among Points of Light’s Civic 50 as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S.
Elanco has helped shape the lives of animals and their human companions for more than half a century. Since our start at Eli Lilly and Company in 1954, Elanco has been working to empower our customers—from veterinarians to food producers to all those concerned with animal health—to address these global challenges, and advance a vision of food and companionship enriching life. We strive to develop and deliver products safe for consumers, animals and the environment through innovation and a shared vision to enrich the life of people worldwide.