VBMA PLATINUM SPONSORS
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.
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.
Wells Fargo: Provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, and personal, small business, and commercial financial services. We want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. This unites us around a simple premise: Customers can be better served when they have a relationship with a trusted provider that knows them well, provides reliable guidance, and can serve their full range of financial needs.
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. The AVMAn founded the Professional Liability Insurance Trust in 1962 as a means to ensure that veterinarians would have an advocate in the management of their professional liability claims.
VBMA SILVER SPONSORS
Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.
VBMA BRONZE SPONSORS
Founded in 1968, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet science, health and nutrition. In an industry that adapts to popular trends, our mission is to deliver the most precise nutritional solution for cats and dogs, tailored to each individual breed, lifestyle, life-stage or medical condition.
The SEF is a non-profit organization founded by Simmons & Associates. Our mission is to improve the veterinary profession through business education.
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.