Leadership skills are critical in veterinary medicine. Use these resources to develop and hone your abilities and grow as a veterinary leader.
Managing personal finances
Part of thriving as a veterinarian is learning to manage personal finances. AVMA tools help you plan for your future and get on the road to financial…
Achieve your personal goals with help from AVMA
AVMA has many resources to help veterinarians thrive in our personal lives. They range from budgeting and wellbeing tools to discounts on…
Developing your career to support you
Dr. Melanie Bowden spoke at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, held virtually Jan. 7-9, on “Developing An Amazing Veterinary Career: A New Way…
Veterinary Career Center
A job board and so much more – the VCC is your one-stop resource for career development, advancement, personal branding, and much more.
Veterinary career events
The AVMA Veterinary Career Center holds online and in-person events that support jobseekers and employers. These include virtual career fairs, unique…
SAVMA changes requirements, seeks mentoring in light of pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many facets of life, including switching meetings from in person to virtual and making curbside service at…
More than a veterinarian
JAVMA News spoke with several veterinarians who have side hustles about the work they do outside of clinical practice and how doing this works helps…
Speaker: Men must be deliberate about promoting gender equality
Dr. Douglas G. Aspros takes the lack of female leadership in veterinary medicine personally.
Arce poised to make history this summer
Dr. José Arce will be the first native of Puerto Rico to hold the office of AVMA president-elect. He talks about his father volunteering with the…
AVMA launches podcast focusing on career paths
The AVMA has developed and plans to launch a new podcast called My Veterinary Life.
Pawsibilities aims to bring diversity to mentorship
Pawsibilities Vet Med, a nonprofit platform dedicated to recruitment and retention of diverse students in veterinary medicine, is working to connect…
Veterinary technology educators talk leadership skills
The Association of Veterinary Technician Educators’ virtual symposium centered around celebrating the past, present, and future of the profession.
New tool supports veterinary schools after student suicide
AVMA partnered with veterinary colleges and suicide experts to develop a toolkit to guide the veterinary academic community with strategies in the…
20th annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest announces winners
The 20th annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest gave undergraduates, graduate students, veterinary students, AVMA member veterinarians, and members…
Benefits for early-career veterinarians
Find benefits the AVMA has developed specifically for early-career veterinarians, including new veterinary graduates.
New commission will address diversity, equity and inclusion across the veterinary profession
The AVMA and the AAVMC today announced the formation of a new commission that will lead a coordinated and comprehensive effort to enhance diversity,…
Model Program for Wellness
Each state should organize, develop, and fund a Veterinary Wellness Program. This model program can be used as a template for state programs.
Mentoring future colleagues
"When our students graduate and we become colleagues in this profession, there is a sense of pride that comes with knowing I played a role in their…
The virtual professor
JAVMA News spoke with veterinary college faculty about how they’re working to overcome challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, learning new…
Veterinary organizations take diversity- and equity-related action
Several veterinary organizations and associations have released statements in recent months in support of the Black Lives Matter movement; a few…
Suicide prevention: You can make a difference
Knowing the facts about suicide can help save a life. Throughout September, the AVMA recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to help inform…
Diversity, equity, inclusion efforts approved by Board, House
The AVMA House of Delegates approved a resolution requesting the AVMA Board of Directors take action to make the profession more diverse, equitable,…
Cultural competence and cultural humility in veterinary medicine
For veterinary professionals to practice effectively, both cultural humility and cultural competence are important in today’s climate. Learn what…
Waking up to fatigue in the veterinary clinic
Veterinary staff members may be tired after a demanding shift in the clinic, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet there appears to be…