Veterinary Student Issues

Veterinary Student Loans: Income-Based Repayment Plan
Income-Based Repayment (IBR) is a repayment plan for the major types of federal student loans that caps your required monthly payment at an amount intended to be affordable based on your income and family size. Click here for information on the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Plan for federal student loans,  including the IBR eligibility requirements, the benefits of IBR, an IBR payment calculator, and some examples of how a borrower’s monthly student loan payment amount can be reduced under IBR. For a PDF version of this information, please click here.

Capturing the Value of an Internship by Anthony Bartels, MBA and DVM Candidate 2012, Student Representative to AVMA Task Force on Veterinary Internships
Discussions surrounding veterinary internships are frequent and hotly debated as of late. The incredible response to CVMA’s Veterinary Internship Survey mirrors this enthusiasm. With 265 respondents and over 150 self-identified practice owners, we gleaned a valuable glimpse into the opinions of many Colorado veterinarians regarding the value of internships. As more and more veterinary graduates enter internships, selecting them for reasons other than pursuing a residency, we have to ask: “What is the value of an internship?” Click here for the full article and survey results.

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