Recent Graduate Resource Center

As you begin your career in veterinary medicine, CVMA stands ready to help you grow personally and professionally. CVMA is THE resource you can trust to help you sustain your competency, protect your interests, and shape your future. Below are resources compiled specifically with your needs in mind. You will also find information on leadership programs available exclusively to recent graduates.

Did you know? Recent graduates receive a 50% discount on dues for the two calendar years following graduation with full membership benefits. Not a member yet? Join today!

Programs and Services
Power of Ten is a CVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Each year, 10 applicants are selected to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy. Learn more here.

CVMA Career Center
Apply for jobs, post your resume, browse articles to help further your professional career! Visit the career center here.

Personal Wellbeing
CVMA offers Self Care webinars and 24/7 confidential support in collaboration with Peer Assistance Services. Find out more information here.

Recent Graduate Resource Library
Communication Strategies (7)
Connections and Networking (2)
Financial Planning (5)
Job Search (19)
Transitioning to the Practice (12)

Additional Resources

VIN Foundation Student Debt Center – a free resource for all things related to educational debt, in particular, veterinary students’ debt.

The Student Debt Center is made up of the following sections:

  • The Cost of Education Map, which gives a look at the cost of veterinary schools, taking into consideration in-state, out-of-state, and private tuition along with living expenses.
  • The Student Loan Repayment Simulator, an interactive program giving detailed repayment cost comparisons based on anticipated income, family information, total loan amount, and repayment plan. A forgiveness planning module also helps those using income-driven repayment plans to understand and plan for the estimated tax consequences of debt forgiveness.
  • WikiDebt, a resource library for all things dealing with educational debt specific to veterinary students and veterinarians.

Veterinary Information Network – The Veterinary Information Network is the oldest and largest online medical information service devoted to veterinary medicine. It is run by veterinarians, for veterinarians.

VIN Foundation – The VIN Foundation offers numerous tools and programs to reach out, support, and help mentor veterinarians through their careers.

VETVANCE has brought together contributors from across the country to impart years of practical experience to help new veterinarians like you establish your career. Their various areas of expertise as well as diverse backgrounds help us to bring you the information you need to handle the non-clinical aspects of your business.

VETVANCE also provides job search, personal wellness, and connection resources, as well as online education in business skills, professional development, financial literacy, professional stewardship, and personal wellness.

AVMA PLIT “Cover Your Assets” Module
The AVMA PLIT launched a new online resource for veterinary students called “Cover Your Assets.” The student module was created to educate students on protecting their reputations and careers with the right insurance coverage.

“Cover Your Assets” is segmented into four brief videos and covers the types of claims and complaints, best practices to avoid complaints, and lessons learned. The videos do not have to be watched all at once, the system will keep track of where a viewer left off. Dr. Nina Mouledous appears in the video along with Anthony DeVito, JD, a Veterinary License Defense Attorney, to provide their expertise. Following the video, students are prompted to take a quiz and, if successful, will be provided with a certificate of completion. Students now have the option to include their certificate of completion in their Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) Honors Portfolio starting in the spring semester for 2017. The student module can be accessed at avmaplit.com/cya.