Just For Vets
Suicide Awareness In The Veterinary Profession
**This blog post originally posted in 2018 and has been updated in 2021. NPR aired a story focusing on this topic within the veterinary community- you can read and listen to it here.** SUICIDE This is a subject that is, unfortunately, not a stranger to the field of veterinary medicine. With the increasing emphasis on…Read More
AVMA Convention 2019: The Highs, the Lows, and Everything In Between
Many moons ago, I attended an AVMA Convention in Washington DC. The details are a little fuzzy right now, but there is one detail that was definitely different this time around. Rather than a casual attendee, I was now invited as a speaker. WHAT?!? Never did I imagine myself as someone standing behind the lectern,…Read More
Private Practice versus Academia- Looking At the Numbers
This guest post was submitted by The Vetducator, a veterinary professor with more than 20 years’ experience in academia. He has served as a section chief, department chair, director of the internship selection committee, and on numerous faculty search committees. He reads extensively on financial topics, notably the blogs Mr. Money Mustache, White Coat Investor,…Read More
Veterinarians and Life Planning: Getting Your Priorities Straight
There is one point that I tend to hammer home over and over again: personal finance is more than just the numbers. Focusing on the numbers alone is not guaranteed to motivate someone to change their money story. The central question to ask yourself is “Why?” What is it about your current situation that makes…Read More
Top 5 Mistakes Made by Veterinarians Using Income-driven Repayment
Student Loan Forgiveness: Some Thoughts To Consider
PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) in Veterinary Medicine- Is This An Option For You?
Updated October 2021 I feel like PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) has been the forgotten loan repayment program on my blog thus far. However, now that we’re getting some news that a small number of borrowers have actually gotten their loans forgiven via PSLF, I thought I would go ahead and highlight this program. What…Read More
An Unexpected Diagnosis and Disability Insurance
I’d like to introduce Tammy Blizzard, DVM. Her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with a disability that has not allowed her to currently work as a veterinarian. She happened to have disability insurance at the time of diagnosis, and as a result of her own experience, she advocates for others to…Read More
From Macroeconomics to Personal Finance: What Can We Learn?
Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the 2018 AVMA Economic Summit. I have attended my fair share of veterinary conferences as a student, a practicing veterinarian, and as a stay at home mom who was still keeping my license active. However, this was my first veterinary conference as a blogger. And let me tell…Read More
Student Loan Repayment Advice for Veterinarians: Where To Turn?
Updated September 2021 Let’s say you have a ton of student debt. You need help figuring out how to pay this thing off. Your veterinary program didn’t do such a great job on giving you the tools to do this before you graduated. So now you are on your own with your degree (yes!) and…Read More