New, Free Online Job Board Excellent resource for employers and students!
Free Online Job Board Excellent resource for employers and students!

Summer Externship, Internship and Job Search

Our Free Online Job Board is an excellent resource for students to discover exciting employment opportunities and other useful tools!

One-on-one Job Search Strategies

In addition to all of the resources listed below, personal assistance is also available for students to seek advice and learn strategies on how to conduct a successful summer externship, internship or job search. DVM students can set up an appointment by emailing Janel Lang, Director of the Career, Leadership and Wellness Center (include available days/times).

VetMedJobs

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's electronic job board lists summer externships, internships, part-time, temporary/seasonal and full-time employment as well as relief opportunities for current students and alumni. Outside scholarships are listed as well!

DVM Virtual Career Fairs

Through the Veterinary Career Advisor Network (VetCAN - a professional organization of veterinary career professionals), the Career, Leadership and Wellness Center is able to provide DVM students and alumni the opportunity to participate in DVM Virtual Career Fairs to not only network and build relationships with practitioners and veterinary hospitals, but to also secure externships, internships, and full-time employment opportunities. For more information, click here.

CVMA Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

Need a job over the summer break? SWEP is a work experience program offered by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). CVMA member veterinary students are provided with a listing of paid summer employment opportunities at CA veterinary practices. Students can search through the variety of opportunities and apply for summer jobs of interest. As CVMA members, students can gain more information about SWEP by logging into the CVMA website. The job listings that were provided by SWEP participating veterinary practices will be forwarded to all first year and second year students via email around mid-February.

Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP)

"The American Association of Veterinary Clinicians sponsors the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) to expedite the selection of interns and residents for participating veterinary colleges and private verterinary practices."

"The AAVMC has developed a comprehensive set of Veterinary Internship Guidelines designed to bolster and ensure the academic integrity of internship programs. These guidelines describe the minimum standards for internship programs relative to educational program design, clinical experience and responsibilities, training environment and resources, health and wellness support, work conditions, and program outcome and reporting."

LinkedIn

  • LinkedIn is a professional networking website.
  • Display work experiences, education, skills, and interests via an online platform.
  • Connect and easily communicate with students and professionals.
  • Search for job opportunities (click here for more filters).

Create and use a LinkedIn account to show potential employers information and personality that may not appear on a resume. Use it to network and keep in contact with professionals as well as to find job opportunities that are not listed elsewhere.

External Job Boards

AAVMC Career Center

American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (AAWV)

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) 

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

Army Veterinary Corps

AVMA Veterinary Career Center and AVMA Student Externship Locator

CVMA Classifieds

IHireVeterinary.com

Indeed.com

Jobs2Careers

Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association (SVVMA) Classified Ads

Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) Classified Ads

SimplyHired.com

U. S. Department of Agriculture

USAJOBS

Veterinary Career Network (VCN)

VetQuest Classified

ZipRecruiter.com

Relief Work

VetRelief.com

ReliefVet.com - Relief Services for Veterinary Practitioners (RSVP)

AVMA Relief DVM

Recruitment/Staffing Agencies

Get A Vet Staffing

gpac

The Vet Recruiter

Vet Net America