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Hill’s New Grad Exclusive Webinar: GI Biome and Student Debt Planning

Dr. Michael T. Robbins
Rob Bertman

Start Date
September 9, 2020
Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA – Clinical Series
Nutritional Modulation of the GI Microbiome: What’s the Evidence.
with Michael T. Robbins, DVM
In this lecture we will define the gastrointestinal microbiome and why it is important to think about in sick patients. Further, we will discuss current nutritional management strategies to positively influence the microbiome and the current supporting evidence. The lecture will be concluded with a case example as well as an overview of two recent studies evaluating a novel strategy for modulation of the GI microbiome.

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In addition, two lucky attendees will win a FREE 30 minute student debt consultation with Rob from Student Loan Planner!
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Best Repayment Strategies for Veterinarians with Six-Figure Student Debt
with Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP®
The majority of veterinarians graduate with sizable student debt, very little loan forgiveness options, and getting mixed information from their loan servicer. Rob will show how to select the right repayment strategy for paying back six-figures of student loans on a DVM income as well as tactics to improve overall net worth and reach other financial goals at the same time. Come to this presentation if you finally want some clear, easy to understand explanations and simple strategies of how to save the most money paying back your veterinary school student loans. Takeaways: Attendees will leave with an understanding of the various repayment options available to them, which ones are ideal, and which ones will end up costing them more money in the long run. Learn about advanced strategies to reduce the cost of paying back the loans while growing overall net worth at the same time. Understand how debt amount, income, and marriage affect student loan repayment using anonymous case studies. Impact: Student debt is a major problem for veterinarians, one that causes them to feel like they perhaps made a poor career choice. After this presentation, they will gain clarity on what repayment could look like and how to build up their wealth even with having massive student debt. It provides great relief and helps them feel much more in control of their debt, allowing them to enjoy practising veterinary medicine again.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Michael T. Robbins


Dr. Michael T. Robbins received his veterinary medical degree in 2015 from the University of Tennessee and completed a rotating internship at the BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Louisville, KY. This was followed by a residency in small animal clinical nutrition at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and he is currently waiting to sit his specialty board exam. He then stayed on with the Clinical Nutrition Service for 7 months following his residency to further hone his skills prior to accepting the position of Scientific Communications Specialist with Hill’s Pet Nutrition. During his time at NC State, Dr. Robbins was involved with developing specifically tailored assisted feeding tube diet blends, outlining feeding plans for all ICU patients, creating appropriate homemade diets for those patients with specific and complex nutritional needs (as well as extremely particular taste preferences), while also providing nutritional advice to referring veterinarians. He also assisted with teaching responsibilities of third and fourth year veterinary students as well as rotating interns. His current responsibilities with Hill’s are to deliver education to veterinary staff, students, and those involved with Hill’s tours; provide technical support to Hill’s Veterinary Consultation Service; assist with review of technical documents; support the execution and development of digital education and social media strategy; and build relationships with Key Thought Leaders.

Rob Bertman


Rob Bertman has nearly 20 years experience in the financial world. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Rob has personally done more than 800 one-on-one student loan consults totaling more than $200,000,000 in student debt including 100+ consults with DVMs representing more than $25,000,000 in student debt. Rob has also presented at various regional and national veterinary conferences. Rob is Senior Consultant at Student Loan Planner and is also the founder of Family Budget Expert helping parents to find money in their budget to reach their financial goals even if the cost of raising kids is breaking the bank.

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