If you are an incoming veterinary student at CSU, you will also receive information in your CVMA Welcome Packet, which will be distributed at the Passages & Coating Ceremony in August. To start connecting with CVMA resources today, use either of the links above to complete your free membership. CSU will automatically renew your membership for you each year.
Attend the annual CVMA conference or BIG Ideas Forum for free … on a first-come, first-served basis, CSU veterinary student members are eligible for complimentary registration, lodging and meals at the five-day convention or leadership conferences — thanks to the generous veterinarians who provide sponsorships through the “Send a Student” program. Register for CVMA Convention 2017, September 21-24 in Loveland, CO. Don’t forget to sign-up for the Student Roundtable breakfast to spend time with veterinarians in a relaxed setting for open discussion and Q&A.
Receive CVMA’s quarterly newsletter, VOICE, with extensive news and information on issues impacting veterinary medicine in Colorado, including a jobs classified section.
Receive CVMA’s weekly eVOICE, providing instant access to important news affecting veterinarians in Colorado.
Attend continuing education opportunities, such as special seminars, to keep you abreast of scientific developments and practice management tips (for the future!).
Interact and network with CVMA’s 2,200 members to start building your professional relationships today.
Participate on CVMA task forces and commissions to address issues, develop policies, and hone your leadership skills.
Find a Mentor Program – CVMA helps connect you with veterinarians who know the challenges of veterinary school and have successfully transitioned from veterinary student to veterinarian. Search the online database for current mentors or learn more about the Find a Mentor Program.
Lunch ‘n Learn – Twice a year, CVMA invites you to grab some lunch and learn more about the pressing issues facing the veterinary profession.
VIN Foundation Student Debt Center – a free resource for all things related to educational debt, in particular, veterinary students’ debt.
The Student Debt Center is made up of the following sections:
Veterinary Information Network – The Veterinary Information Network is the oldest and largest online medical information service devoted to veterinary medicine. It is run by veterinarians, for veterinarians.
VIN Foundation – The VIN Foundation offers numerous tools and programs to reach out, support, and help mentor veterinarians through their careers.
VETVANCE has brought together contributors from across the country to impart years of practical experience to help new veterinarians like you establish your career. Their various areas of expertise as well as diverse backgrounds help us to bring you the information you need to handle the non-clinical aspects of your business.
VETVANCE also provides job search, personal wellness, and connection resources, as well as online education in business skills, professional development, financial literacy, professional stewardship, and personal wellness.
AVMA PLIT “Cover Your Assets” Module
The AVMA PLIT launched a new online resource for veterinary students called “Cover Your Assets.” The student module was created to educate students on protecting their reputations and careers with the right insurance coverage.
“Cover Your Assets” is segmented into four brief videos and covers the types of claims and complaints, best practices to avoid complaints, and lessons learned. The videos do not have to be watched all at once, the system will keep track of where a viewer left off. Dr. Nina Mouledous appears in the video along with Anthony DeVito, JD, a Veterinary License Defense Attorney, to provide their expertise. Following the video, students are prompted to take a quiz and, if successful, will be provided with a certificate of completion. Students now have the option to include their certificate of completion in their Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) Honors Portfolio starting in the spring semester for 2017. The student module can be accessed at avmaplit.com/cya.