VCC career webinars


This page contains an archive of recorded webinars produced by the AVMA Veterinary Career Center. For additional career-development webinars, including upcoming live events, visit AVMA Axon, our digital education center for the entire veterinary team.

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Career Management | Career Opportunities | Government and Public Health Career Opportunities

Career management

Dr. Peter Weinstein, ​a veterinary practice consultant for more than 20 years and member of the AVMA’s Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, discusses the leadership and team-building skills needed to run a successful veterinary practice, and how you can acquire them.

From classroom to exam room: Surviving the transition from vet school to practice
Dr. Jim Park explains how to make a smooth transition from vet school to practice, discussing issues related to job search, contract considerations and how to impress your new boss and clients.

Staying afloat: Professional stress and wellbeing
Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse covers compassion fatigue and provides coping strategies, self-assessments and resources that can help us recognize problems, support ourselves and those with whom we work.

Communication for veterinarians
Dr. Karen Cornell, DVM, Ph.D., DAVCS of the University of Georgia discusses the role of communication in building client confidence, meeting client expectations and increasing adherence.

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Career opportunities

On the front lines: Careers in veterinary pathology
Often the first to discover a new disease or health hazard, veterinary pathologists play a vital role in improving and protecting animals and humans. Dr. Lawrence McGill DACVP discusses career options and training available for those interested in veterinary pathology.

Exploring careers in housecall & mobile veterinary practice
Dr. Dena Baker, founding Director of the American Association of Mobile Veterinary Practitioners (AAMVP), presents information on the advantages and challenges of mobile and house call veterinary practice. Learn about the exciting opportunities available within the industry based on her own experiences in owning, operating and then selling a profitable mobile veterinary practice.

Wildlife veterinary career exploration
Discover the possibilities of a veterinary career in wildlife with Dr. Tracy McCracken, Assistant Director of Education and Training at the Center for Public and Corporate Medicine of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McCracken is a wildlife veterinarian with experience working in many countries on emerging diseases.

International opportunities for your career
Dr. Elizabeth Sabin provides an overview of resources on the AVMA website and elsewhere for veterinarians and veterinary students interested in working or volunteering internationally. This will includes places to look for positions and opportunities, as well as what you might need to know before embarking on international work.

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Government and public health career opportunities

The wild life: State Department of Natural Resource (DNR) veterinary careers
Dr. Cindy Driscoll, Fish & Wildlife Veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, discusses exciting career opportunities available for those interested in providing veterinary care to wildlife

CDC: Epidemiology disease detectives
Dr. Christa Hale of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) talks about the Epidemic Intelligence Service's (EIS) 2-year fellowship in applied epidemiology. This presentation will highlight the basics of the program which is one way to prepare for a career in public health.

Career opportunities with the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps
Major Corinn Hardy of the US Army Veterinary Corps provides information on entering the service as a veterinary student or after graduation. This informative presentation details the benefits, duties and opportunities that are available to those who make a career with the Corps.

Finding and applying for veterinary federal jobs
Dr. Steve Sundlof, former director of FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine presents information on applying for federal jobs. Learn how to find positions that need your veterinary expertise on Learn about the application process and get hints on how to get your resume past the first screening.

Animal Care Emergency Programs
Dr. Jeanie Lin presents information on USDA-APHIS Animal Care Emergency Programs. She will provide information on career development and volunteer opportunities.

USDA FSIS-Practicing public health in a food safety regulatory agency
Dr. Patty Bennett talks about how to put your veterinary skills to use in food safety or government.

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