Our Most Exciting News for Veterinary Students!
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 support SAVMA 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
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
Why You Need Coverage
- Even as a
student, you can be accused of veterinary malpractice and threatened with a
- Large 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 insurance
- Limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 annual
- 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.