March 15, 2014

 

 New resource targets veterinary students, recent graduates

​Posted Feb. 27, 2014 ​  

Zoetis launched an online resource Jan. 22 for soon-to-be or recently minted veterinarians. 
 
Vetvance features free educational content and resources to help prepare these individuals in starting their careers and handling nonclinical aspects of the job.
 
At launch, Vetvance had about 100 short multimedia modules in which industry experts discuss topics in the following three areas:
  • Professional Development: This covers resume writing, interview techniques, career options, the job search, and client service and leadership skills.
  • Business Skills: A focus in this section is on the elements involved in running a successful veterinary business.
  • Financial Literacy: Information in this area highlights topics such as financial basics, budgeting, and student loan repayment.
In addition, veterinary students or recent graduates who subscribe to the website gain access to a job search engine co-hosted with the American Animal Hospital Association. They may also connect with other veterinary students and recent graduates to share experiences, get real-world advice from veterinary professionals, and find mentors.

Vanessa Mariani, Zoetis director of academic and professional affairs, said in a press release, “We know that veterinary students and graduates are equipped with the medical knowledge and know-how to provide the best care possible for animals. Vetvance is a platform dedicated to providing crucial information for their long term success and thus help sustain a strong profession.”