Student Focused Events

SATURDAY, March 1, 2014 • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TVMA/VBMA Student-Practitioner Breakfast Social
Veterinary students and interested practitioners are invited to participate in the TVMA Student-Practitioner Social, which will be held in the Mark Francis Room (TAMU-CVM). A continental breakfast and drinks will be provided. Practitioners interested in hosting students for summer positions, internships and/or externships are asked to RSVP by email to Gaylon Wilmeth at by Feb. 15, 2014. 
Cost: $0 (Must RSVP/follow RSVP instructions listed above.)

Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

TAMU-CVM Student Interviews (College of Veterinary Medicine/TAMU)
Employers who would like to prearrange interviews with fourth-year students should contact Linda Fillip at or call 979/845-3878.  Linda will set up the interviews in advance upon completion and return of the interview request form on the back of the conference registration form. A registration form/interview form can be downloaded HERE.

SATURDAY, March 1, 2014 • 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Leveraging the Power of Nutrition for Your Patients
This session provides practical tips and guidelines to consider when making a nutritional recommendation for your patients with common medical disorders.

  • Back to the Litter Box - Improving the quality of life for cats with the terrible "urias" (lower urinary tract signs)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease - My patient won't eat this food, now what?
  • Diabetes, Cats and Food - What should I recommend?
  • Feline Hyperthyriodism - Can you really manage it with food?

Speaker:  Dru Forrester, DVM
Sponsored by:


SUNDAY, March 2, 2014 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Financial Fundamentals: The Building Blocks to a Successful Career (The First Five Years)
Ready set, launch...! Now what? What does your professional career as a veterinarian look like to you financially? How do you begin to sort through all the details and still practice veterinary medicine? This informative seminar will provide you the educational building blocks to bridge the gap and start building your financial success while building your career.

• Protecting my education investment 
• Developing a money philosophy
• Tax rates and my earnings
• Creating a budget
• Managing student loan debt 
• Retirement funding

Speaker: Annette Thompson, MBA, CPA (Chalk, Cullum and Associates, Fort Worth)
CE credits = 4



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