This free course is brought to you by a collaboration between the VIN Foundation, VIN, and drip.vet and is delivered via drip teaching methodology. You will receive an drip with video, audio, and text every other day to lead you down the path to financial wellness. Simple, empowering, and engaging content to help you become successful, well, and happy in the veterinary profession.

Please note that this course is designed for veterinary students and is not RACE-approved. You will not receive a certificate of completion when finished with this course.


The sign up is easy and free! Start by clicking the button for your year of graduation. Because the VIN Foundation, VIN and drip.vet developed this course as a gift to the profession, you will see a coupon code and discount pre-applied. Make sure to click the “receive marketing emails” box, it allows us to email you in the drip teaching format. After registering, you will receive a series of emails including instructions on how to access Personal Financial Success and start the journey with us down the path to financial wellness.


This course is tailored to veterinary students and focuses on empowerment and habit formation for long term financial success in the veterinary profession. Basic financial tenets such as budgeting and compounding interest are also covered, but are set to real-life veterinary based scenarios to encourage interest and retention. Courses are specifically tailored to the student debt and debt-to-income ratios within the veterinary profession.

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Dr. Lance Roasa

Dr. Roasa has earned his veterinary and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University and his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He has worked for Banfield in Phoenix and has owned and operated a mixed animal practice in the mountains of Colorado. He has co-founded and co-owns a group of practices in Nebraska, operates a law practice and delivers on-line CE via drip.vet. He is the past president of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and a national co-advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Association. His wife, Abby, is also a veterinarian (they were classmates). They have 3 children, a Jack Russell Terrier named Milo and a Standard Poodle named Maeve, and a whole herd of horses!

Dr. Tony Bartels

Tony Bartels graduated in 2012 from the Colorado State University combined MBA/DVM program and is an employee of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and a board member of the Vin Foundation. 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, Herbie and Addi.


This course uses drip teaching/learning methodology to deliver small, consistent and repetitive bits of multimedia educational content to the learner with positive and engaging video, text and audio. The drips are delivered via e-mail in a time release setting with the learner spending no more than five to seven minutes per setting with the content.

Estimated Time To Complete

When does the course start and finish? This ever-evolving course starts when you enter veterinary school and follows you through graduation and beyond! It is updated and added to as time passes to create a living course that is always growing and changing to meet the needs of veterinary students and licensed veterinarians.

This Course Is Intended For

This course is intended to follow students from their first year in veterinary school all the way through post-graduation.


Current or prior enrollment in veterinary school.

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