Veterinary Business Organizations:
NCVEI - http://www.ncvei.org
The National Comission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) provides business tools and resources for veterinarians and veterinary students. Veterinary students can sign up for the site using their SCAVMA or AAHA membership number.
AVPMCA (Vet Partners) - http://www.avpmca.org
The Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors, in the process of changing its name to VetPartners, is an organization of consultants, many of them also veterinarians, who help veterinarians run their businesses better.
Veterinary Business Information and Tools:
AAHA - http://student.aahanet.org/eweb/
The American Animal Hospital Organization provides many tools for students that can be helpful to their professional and personal lives.. You can also fin the AAHA Veterinary Fee Reference guide. Check out more information on our Tools page.
AVMA - http://www.avma.org
The AVMA provides some helpful tools such as their member directory and veterinary salary calculator. They also provide marketing research data on veterinary salaries and an overview of the veterinary industry.
VPI Career Development - http://vets.petinsurance.com/students/index.aspx
Veterinary Pet Insurance's student page offers access to information on their Veterinary Career Development University Series as well as access to course notes for some of the course modules
DVM 360 - http://www.dvm360.com/
DVM 360 features information from all of Advanstars publications such as DVM Newsmagazine, Veterinary Economics, and others. They have a great business section as well as a section dedicated specifically to students.
Personal MBA - http://personalmba.com/
This website advertises itself as a Do It Yourself business school. This is a website that has business resources to give you the knowledge that you might learn while getting an MBA without having to go through the process of getting one. A good website to look for general business information.
The Small Business Administration has some great resources to help you run a small business. They even have some resources for providing loans.
The Veterinary Networking Group -
This Facebook group is an area to meet other vet students, veterinarians, and industry professional. The group offers job postings and business and medicine-related posts. Check it out!
Veterinary Financial Information:
These links are intended to help you figure out where your credit stands as well as provide you financial resources and planners.
Annual Credit Report- www.annualcreditreport.com
By now you all know how important credit is to your future personally and professionaly. It is vital to understand what affects your credit and to stay on top of fixing those items that may currently be negatively impacting your score or report. It's recommended to check your credit report three times a year. Just note that checking your credit score frequently can in fact lower your score temporarily, therefore checking it before a big purchase is the most important time to access the information. Know that employers can discriminate against employees based on their credit score, so visit these websites to see where you stand. It's important to understand that once you view your credit report through this site, you cannot access it again for a year, therefore professionals such as Fritz Wood recommend suing the three different sources used in annual credit report once every four months to keep an eye on your finances. For example, check Experian in February, Equifax in June and Trans Union in October or whichever order you prefer. Once you use this site, the three different reports will make sense to you.
Another great resource but they do require a fee.
Money.com provides a curriculum that teaches you how to handle your personnal finances. This is a great resource! To find the curriculum click on personal finances then Money 101
Certified Financial Planners:
Garrett Planning- www.Garrettplanningnetwork.com
Garret Planning Network is a great resource for getting financial advice because all financial planners are certified. They do require a one time fee but they are a excellent resource when planning for large life fiancial purchases such as buying a practice, setting up college funds, dealing with estates, & checking reitrement. Some professionals feel it is important to check your finances every five years but this may vary depending on your financial needs.
Hill's Pet Nutrition
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.
Veterinary Pet Insurance
Veterinary Pet Insurance is the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance. Since 1982, VPI has been insuring America's pets and today has more than 450,000 pets enrolled.
Novartis Animal Health is at the forefront of new and better treatments for the most common pet ailments, such as internal and external parasites, arthritic pain control, renal, heart and allergic diseases as well as insecticides for farm fly and pest control. For livestock and farmed fish diseases, we offer prevention through vaccination as well as therapeutic products to treat parasitic and bacterial infections.
Simmons Educational Fund
As a component of Simmons and Associates, the SEF was created to educate practitioners about the business aspects of the veterinary world and growing the next generation of veterinarians.
Live Oak Bank
With 20+ years experience in the animal health care industry, Live Oak has earned a trusted reputation by working almost exclusively with veterinary practices. Live Oak provides veterinary practice loans and financing for new and existing veterinary practices with a focus on helping veterinarians build and grow their practices.
At Pfizer Animal Health, a passion for the health and wellness of animals – and a commitment to research – combine to help protect the health of pets and farm animals and the productivity of livestock.
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)
Boehringer Ingelheim is a global group of companies embracing many cultures and diverse societies. Learn more about the financial highlights, the corporate vision, the organization, the Board of Managing Directors and the company’s history as well as our engagement for scientific, cultural and environmental purposes.