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You want to be a veterinarian? Apply Smarter to veterinary school to save time & money!
Join the VIN Foundation to learn how you can Apply Smarter to veterinary school.

Apply Smarter helps pre-veterinary students learn:

1. What are my chances of getting into veterinary school?
2. How many veterinary schools should I apply to?
3. What if I don't have an in state veterinary school option?
4. How much will my veterinary education cost? 

Register for this free webinar and join Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA and Rebecca Mears, DVM to learn how you can Apply Smarter to veterinary school.

Why register?
By registering you will receive a recording of the webinar with additional information. You will also stay up to date on Apply Smarter topics, get exclusive downloads, student loan repayment tips, and beneficial VIN Foundation news.

The VIN Foundation respects your privacy. Your information will only be used to keep you informed about the VIN Foundation, and will never be shared or sold.

Feb 8, 2023 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA
Board Member, Student Debt Education Team @VIN Foundation
Tony Bartels graduated in 2012 from the Colorado State University combined MBA/DVM program and is an employee of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). He and his wife, a small-animal internal medicine specialist practicing in Denver, have more than $400,000 in veterinary-school debt that they manage using federal income-driven repayment plans. By necessity (and now obsession), his professional activities include researching and speaking on veterinary student debt, providing guidance to colleagues on loan-repayment strategies and contributing to VIN Foundation resources. Beyond debt, his professional interests include small- and exotic-animal practice. When he’s not staring holes into his colleagues’ student-loan data, Tony enjoys fly fishing, ice hockey, camping and exploring Colorado with his wife, Audra, and their two rescued canines, Addi and Maggie.
Rebecca Mears, DVM
Student Debt Education Team @VIN Foundation
Dr. Rebecca Mears grew up in Delaware before moving to Lexington, KY; where she completed her BS at University of Kentucky. She is a graduate of University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. While in vet school, she served as the National Business Certificate Director for the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) and as a board member for Vets for Pets and People. During this time she took an active role in wellbeing awareness and access within the veterinary community. Dr. Mears was previously an equine practitioner and is now putting her non-clinical passions to work with the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) Student Team and the VIN Foundation Student Debt Education Team. Her additional non-clinical interests include improving financial literacy and encouraging wellbeing within the profession. In her time away from veterinary medicine, she can be found hiking, baking, and hosting impromptu dance parties. She is passionate about giving back to the profession.