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Employment

Some suggestions for starting your job search online:

Positions in Minnesota: http://www.mvma.org/Temporary_Classifieds.asp

For other specific states, start by looking at website postings at the specific Veterinary Medical Association.  You can view a complete list of there HERE.

Positions as advertised by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Veterinary jobs in academia: http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/search.cfm?JobCat=57

Positions advertised through the American Veterinary Medical Association. Also contains interesting statistics such as salaries paid to new graduates.

Positions with Banfield Pet Hospitals: http://www.banfield.net/careers/careers.asp They also offer internships and summer work programs for veterinary students.

Positions with VCA Animal Hospitals, which number more than 375 clinics in 37 states.

Positions with Vetcor Animal Hospitals, which number 33 hospitals, mostly in the eastern half of the U.S.

AAVMC Career Center, an electronic recruitment resource operated by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.  The "Jobs in Veterinary Medicine" link is on the lefthand side.

 

Positions with the Federal Government:

US Food and Drug Administration-Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
This agency regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals.

National Institute of Health
Typical position titles include "veterinary medical officer", "veterinary medical science" and "laboratory animal veterinarian".

USDA: Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
Position here include duties such as field inspection of flocks and herds, conducting computerized surveillance of animal health and disease outbreaks, and planning animal health programs at regional or headquarters locations.

USDA: Food Safety and Inspection Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the nation's largest employer of veterinarians with over 1,200 professionals employed. Positions typically involve the inspection and dispositions of food animals which are presented for further processing before the meat and poultry products are made available to the consuming public. Applications are often accepted several months prior to graduation.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Positions are usually found by browsing under "Veterinarian" or "Veterinary Medical Science".

US Air Force
Veterinarians are hired as public health officers.

US Army Veterinary Services
This site has detailed information about the US Army Veterinary Services, which currently employs about 675 veterinarians. Click here for some additional information about the Veterinary Corps.