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Career Resources



 Resumes: What should it include?

Resume Maintenance

Cover Letter: What should it include?



Advice about contacting potential employers

What to do before and during an interview

The Elevator Speech: making the pitch about yourself



Contracts and Restrictive Convenants

Budgeting for Salary Negotiations 
Sample Associate Contract: courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital Managers’ Association Sample Document Library

Employment Opportunities


AzVMA Classified Ads: updated monthly

AVMA Veterinary Career Center

Job search, post a resume, job seeker tips, career development resources


How to find veterinary related jobs in the Federal Government






Veterinary College Students


Arizona Externship Opportunities: Available to current AzVMA student members


AVMA Governmental Relations Externships


Apply for AzVMA Student Membership: Dues for qualifying veterinary students are paid by AzVMA veterinarian sponsors

Economics of Veterinary Medicine


AVMA reports available for purchase:

  • veterinary compensation,
  • practice business measures,
  • pet ownership & demographics

U.S. Dept.of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook


Job outlook, wages, related occupations

Compensation and Compensation Models
Understand the mechanics of associate compensation and compensation models used in veterinary medicine
comprehensive overview of compensation issues and models
Source: American Animal Hospital Association


AVMA Salary Calculator

 (AVMA Members)


Career Guidance


Considering a career counselor or career/life coach? They may be a valuable resource when making a transition in your career. Learn more about these two professions.


10 Helpful Hints for Pursuing a Job


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