Webinar explores how to transition to corporate medicine

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Updated Nov. 3, 2016

AVMA Veterinary Career Center

The AVMA Veterinary Career Center is offering a webinar to interested practitioners to detail what types of jobs are available in industry, what qualifications are needed for those jobs, and how practitioners can transition into the corporate world.

The free webinar will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CST on Nov. 17. It will feature Dr. Karen Felsted and Stacy Pursell talking about everything from making the decision to seek an industry position to finding the right job and making a successful transition.

Dr. Felsted is a certified public accountant and veterinarian who has spent the past 15 years as a financial and operational consultant to veterinary practices and the animal health industry. She spent three years as CEO of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues. Dr. Felsted is a past treasurer of VetPartners, a member of the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board, a past board member of the Certified Veterinary Practice Managers within the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, and a past treasurer of the CATalyst Council.

Pursell is founder and CEO of The Vet Recruiter, an executive search and recruitment firm that specializes in the animal health, animal nutrition, veterinary, pet products, and agriculture industries. She has assisted a number of animal health companies in recruiting senior-level management. In addition, Pursell has helped startup companies build their teams and assisted veterinary hospitals in finding associates, chiefs of staff, and medical directors. Pursell has 19 years of executive search and recruiting experience.

Correction: An earlier version of this article contained a misspelling of Stacy Pursell’s name.