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 beyond.
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
Why You Need Coverage
- Even as a student, you
can be accused of veterinary malpractice and threatened with a lawsuit
- 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
Liability Coverage Fast Facts
- There's no cost to you (the AVMA PLIT
will sponsor your premium with the insurance carrier)
- Limit of
$1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 annual aggregate
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
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.