Episode 02

Buried Alive in Loans: Digging Your Way Out of Debt

It’s a well-known fact that post-graduate education—especially veterinary school—is expensive, and crippling student loan debt has become a hot topic of discussion in the veterinary community.

It is a complex problem that requires a multi-pronged approach, but one important part of the solution is to give students the necessary skills to understand manage their debt—and overall finances—long before they face the cold reality of repayment.

In this episode, Amanda Fark, director of the Office of Career Management at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Class of 2021 student Becca Makii join Mia in studio to discuss the college’s recent Financial Summit.

In the second part of this episode, the hosts introduce Emma Ranney, OVMA Student Representative for the Class of 2022. During her second year of veterinary school, Emma spoke for the OSU student body as a member of the OVMA Board of Directors.

Finally, David sits down with OMVA Communications Director Krysten Bennett to get a sneak peek at the January/February issue of the OVMA newsletter, The Observer.

Episode Guests


Amanda Fark


At Ohio State’s veterinary college, Amanda provides career counseling and consultation to students and alumni.
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Becca Makii


A 2021 Ohio State graduate, Becca’s goals include pursuing anatomic pathology and comparative research.
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Emma ranney

A daughter of two veterinarians, Emma is an Ohio native and the OVMA Representative for the OSU CVM Class of 2022.
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