Veterinary Student Professional Liability Insurance
AVMA PLIT will now sponsor the cost of student liability
You work hard in veterinary school. You know it,
and we know it because we were once in your shoes! The idea that someone can
allege that you were negligent and committed malpractice during your clinical
experiences can be scary and overwhelming. This includes externships and
preceptorships as well as any part-time or volunteer work throughout your time
as a veterinary student, even during your first year. We want you to know
that you are not alone. You are important to us, and we're committed to
investing in you-the future of our profession.
The PLIT is proud to
and its goals to introduce veterinary students to the concept of organized
veterinary medicine and to encourage the development and empowerment of
students as leaders in the profession. When you secure student liability
insurance, you'll have peace of mind throughout your time as a veterinary
student and beyond.
Apply for coverage today!
If you are a student in CA, MA, NH, GU, VI register here.
Step 1:Register for a student account on our website
*have your SAVMA member number ready, you will need it to register
Step 2: Check your inbox to verify your email address
*your email must be verified within 24 hours before you can proceed
Step 3: Navigate to "Manage My Account"
Step 4: Go to "Get Student Liability Coverage"
Step 5: Complete application and submit
*you will receive an email after submission acknowledging your application
What is covered?
You will have many clinical
experiences during your student years. Your school may have insurance,
but there could be gaps in coverage. To help you protect your future,
the PLIT program's student professional liability responds when you
are accused of veterinary malpractice.
Why You Need
- Even as a student, you can be accused of
veterinary malpractice and threatened with a lawsuit
student debts or a lack of assets will not excuse you from being
responsible for a judgment
- When you transfer your risk to
another party (the insurance carrier), you protect your future
Student Liability Coverage Fast Facts
- There's no
cost to you (the AVMA PLIT will sponsor your premium with the
- Limit of $2,000,000 per occurrence and
$2,000,000 annual aggregate
- For CA, GU, NH, MA and VI there is a
limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 annual aggregate
- Coverage follows you wherever you are working
- You're covered for the entire calendar year, and you're eligible
to renew each year with an active SAVMA membership
Coverage subject to policy terms, limitations, and
exclusions. Coverage will be effective the day after your completed
application is submitted. You will receive an email confirmation of
your application and a certificate evidencing coverage. Coverage
must be renewed each year.
Cover Your Assets
Watch our new video! "Cover Your Assets" shows veterinary students how to protect their reputations and careers with the right coverage. Having the right coverage is crucial at every point in a veterinarian's career. There's no better time to Cover Your Assets than right now.
TOPICS COVERED ARE:
Best practices to avoid claims and complaints.
An actual claim example and its outcome.
The role of PLIT and insurance in a veterinarian's career.
For new students: register and use code PLITSTUDENT
For returning students: click here