August 01, 2012


 AVMA launches online community for recent graduates

Posted July 18, 2012  
The AVMA launched the Early Career Online Community on June 15 as a place for members who have graduated within the past five years to connect and find support during the transition from veterinary student to working veterinarian.
The closed Facebook group provides a forum for recent graduates to voice concerns and receive feedback on topics such as finding a niche in veterinary medicine while juggling family, friends, bills, and loans. Participants can learn about and influence AVMA policies, services, and programs. They can explore and suggest ideas for educational opportunities and options for getting more involved in organized veterinary medicine.
Members of the AVMA who have graduated within the past five years can join the online community by filling out a brief participation form available at
The Association also is forming the Early Career Development Committee to create resources that will impact AVMA members early in their career. The Association is accepting applications for this committee through Aug. 15 from members who have graduated within the past 15 years. Details are available at


 Read the AVMA Annual Convention Daily News from San Diego online in four editions,
Aug. 3-4, Aug. 5, Aug. 6, and Aug. 7.

Go to the AVMA homepage,, to find the link.