Managing your career or finding the best opportunities to advance your veterinary experiences can be daunting. But fear not! The AVMA has tools to help.
Start by visiting the AVMA Veterinary Career Center (VCC). This free, online job board contains hundreds of open positions that you can search 24/7, and it includes postings for the entire veterinary team. It also contains a cool Student Externship Locator and a listing of Environmental Training and Service Opportunities. Members receive discounts when posting a job, too. If you are looking for a job – or just curious about what’s out there – a visit to the VCC is a must.
Our Veterinary Salary Calculator is an incredibly valuable tool that helps you benchmark your income compared to other veterinarians in private clinical, public and/or corporate practice. This member service is available exclusively to AVMA members.
If you’re really seeking something different, check out the AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division Fellowship Program. These paid, one-year fellowships allow three veterinarians to use their knowledge to impact thousands of animals (and people) at once and put their people skills to work on Capitol Hill. Nominations for the next round of fellows are due Feb. 1, 2012.
Finally, with so many young people interested in veterinary medicine as a career, we know preparing for a career day can leave you stumped. AVMA’s classroom presentations are age-appropriate and free, contain presenter’s notes and will make your next career day a breeze. We offer additional items, such as brochures, posters, bookmarks and a career DVD for a small fee to supplement your presentation.