Students and Recent Grads

Student & Recent Grad Resources

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Job Search

Most recent graduates will enter private practice. But regardless of your professional track, you will need to seek employment. Find an A to Z guide that will help you get started with that search or assist you with moving along throughout your career.

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Practice of Veterinary Medicine for Veterinarians

Find information including: Records, CE Requirements and Approved Courses, Licensing Exemptions, Practice of Veterinary Medicine – Defined and Exemptions

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Financial Planning

Find tools including: WSVMA Financial Planning Guide for Veterinary Students, Compensation models, Debt management, Elephant in the Room and Financial tips.

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Connections

Find tools including: Calendar of events, Committees, Mentorship, Specialists in the state and Volunteer opportunities.

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Mentoring Program

The WSVMA Mentoring Program’s goal is to ease the transition from veterinary college to the workforce by establishing mentorships with practicing veterinarians. These relationships can assist veterinary students with planning senior clinical year rotations, job search skills (resume preparation, interview tips, search strategies), and exploring career options in the veterinary field. After graduation, mentors can provide guidance for professional and personal challenges during the first year of practice (time management, client communication skills, stress relief, etc.).

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Things to know before taking the job

Find tools including: Employment contract review member benefit, Veterinary employment opportunities, Selling yourself, Interviewing tips, Negotiating your offer, Compensation and benefits information, Three Stage Mentorship Compensation & Procedures Language, Non-compete clauses, Planning and advancing your career and Veterinary Law.

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Communication Strategies

Find tools including: Generational bridges, Difficult clients, Disclosing unanticipated outcomes and medical errors, End of life discussions and grief counseling, Talking money with clients, Working relationships in practice and The Exceptional Veterinary Team.

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Licensure for Veterinarians in Washington

Find information including: Examination and licensure requirements, How long will it take to receive my license?, What am I allowed to do while I wait for my license?, Can I practice when I’ve satisfied all requirements but am waiting for the background check to be completed?, How to obtain a retired credential, Link to the Department of Health’s fee schedule for licensing exams and renewals, Retired active credential.

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Transition Time

Find tools including: Adjusting to a new job, Balancing work and life, Licensing, Ethical behavior, Wellness and Tips for pregnant employees.

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WSVMA Member Benefits

Access all the benefits, programs and services the WSVMA has to offer.

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Ask us!

Didn’t find what you are looking for? Contact the WSVMA directly with your questions. We’re happy to assist you in any way possible!

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We believe the new generation of veterinarians will accomplish more than we’ve ever dreamed. They will help veterinary medicine become what we’ve all envisioned.

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