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Career Resources for DVM Students

Veterinary Student Career Site: Excellent resources, including job listings from numerous sources, veterinary resumes and job search tips, information on job contracts, employment relationships, career options, corporate and government jobs, recruiters, and employment agencies. Includes a personal finance simulator. University of Tennessee, Knoxville Vet Med Careers website.

AVMA International Opportunities in Veterinary Medicine

International Job Resources for DVM Students From the Colorado State CVM website

Veterinary Career Options and Programs American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges

Career Choices for Veterinarians: Private Practice and Beyond, Carin A. Smith, 2011 WSU Animal Health Library Reserve (SF756.28.S65 2011)

AVMA Externship Locator

Resume & Cover Letter Packet For DVM students

DVM Job Search Packet

AVMA Career Center: Search for jobs, student externships, post your resume, see others’ resumes, and more.

AVMA Job Search Advice and Resources Job hunting advice, resumes, employer contacts etc. from the AVMA, plus access to an online veterinary career expert.

AVMA report on Veterinary Compensation 2013

A Veterinarian’s Guide to Financial Planning: from School to Retirement Online full text version, AAHA Press

AVMA Online Directory of Members: Find employers in all areas of veterinary medicine, nationwide. Access with your SCAVMA or AVMA ID number.

Veterinary Internships: AVMA Matching Service

Veterinary Internships and Residencies

FlexVet: how to be one, how to hire one: the comprehensive practice guide for relief & part-time veterinarians Carin A. Smith, 2006. WSU Animal Health Library (SF756.46.5654 2006)

The Housecall Veterinarian's Manual Carin A. Smith, 1999. WSU Animal Health Library (SF745.S59x 1999)

State Veterinary Directories, Career Resources, and Job Listings:

Veterinary Information Network Job Resources: VIN is free to veterinary students who provide their university assigned student email address (often .edu or .ac), the name of the university they are attending, the degree they are earning, and the date (month and year) they expect to graduate. Below are some recent career articles and resources available on VIN:


Academic Career and Job Search Resources

Sample Graduate and Post Graduate CVs and Resumes University of Pennsylvania

Jobs in Science & Technology Job hunting website from Academy for the Advancement of Science. Job emails, employer directories, opportunity to post your CV online, and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education- Jobs

Higher Ed Jobs: Academic career listings, nationwide.

Academic Job Search: Job hunting resources from UC Berkeley Career Center.

Academic Job Sites: Sites, employment articles and news from the PhD Project

Life Science Jobs Postdoctoral jobs in the biological sciences


Dissertation, Thesis & Other Graduate Student Resources

Also see Career and Job Hunting Resources

Life as a Graduate Student: Managing faculty and student relationships, life-work balance, dealing with crises, etc. Blog that addresses dissertation writing, defending, teaching, dealing with self-doubt, academic employment issues, and more.

Select Your Advisor Wisely: Grad School Guide from ConnectEDU

Successful Academic: Dissertation writing, organization and time management, cultivating mentors and social support, teaching tips, and more

Thesis and Dissertation Writing Resources North Carolina State University Graduate School website; excellent resources!

The Dissertation Defense

WSU Graduate School: Policies, procedures, forms, assistantships, deadlines, and advice for WSU graduate students.


Mental Health & Relationships

Career, Job Search & Graduate Student Resources

Study Skills, Time Management & Test Anxiety

Last Edited: Aug 28, 2014 9:07 AM   

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