Resources for recent graduates & veterinary students
Starting out in your new profession is an exciting time as you put into practice what you have learned during your veterinary education. As the only statewide voice and advocate for veterinarians, the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association wants you to grow and succeed, both personally and professionally. Upon graduation of veterinary school, your active membership with IVMA begins automatically through the end of that calendar year at no charge, and at a discounted rate the following year. If you are moving out of the state of Iowa after graduation, you can elect to continue as an IVMA member at a reduced rate, or we can assist you with contacting the state VMA in your new area.
The resources provided below will assist you in the transition from school to practice. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us so that we can help you find the information you need.
Things to know before taking the job
Employment Opportunities IVMA, Veterinary Career Network - AAHA
Veterinary Career Center
(information on using recruiters, budgeting, resumes, cover letters, contracts, and much more!)
What to do in an Interview -
Budgeting for Salary Negotiations -
Compensation and Benefits Information (AVMA log-in required), ,
Contracts,Restrictive Covenants & Non-Compete Clauses , Dr. Patricia Wohlferth-Bethke
Planning and advancing your career -
10 Rules for Life After Graduation
Licensing - , ,
Access to Ownership -
Starting a Business Startup Guide -
Working Parents: Tips & Resources -
End of life discussions and grief counseling -
Disclosing Medical Errors
Talking to Clients about Money - Peter Weinstein DVM MBA, Kathleen Bonvicini
Working Relationships in Practice - Forthcoming publication
The Exceptional Veterinary Team - Forthcoming publication
Personality Insights - ,
Online networking & building your practice
Recognizing the warning signs of burnout
Leadership Toolkit for Veterinarians - AVMA
NextGard Clinic - Boehringer Ingelheim
NexGardClinic.com - is focused on providing opportunities for you and your staff to learn and grow. Be sure to check out this list of tools and veterinary-specific resources on the website.
Email Marketing Best Practices for Veterinarians
Using Social Media to Attract New Customers fo Your Vet Clinic
Online Marketing 101 Guide
Google Analytics 101 Guide
How Do I Make Sure My Vet Clinic Will Show Up in Local Search?