Student & Recent Grad Resources
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.
Practice of Veterinary Medicine for Veterinarians
Find information including: Records, CE Requirements and Approved Courses, Licensing Exemptions, Practice of Veterinary Medicine – Defined and Exemptions
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.).
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.
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.
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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