Veterinary Career Network to Host Online Career Fair

Here’s something different for job seekers—the Veterinary Career Network, launched by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2006, is hosting its first ever online career fair on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  The fair will run from 11am to 3pm Eastern time. The inaugural VCN Career Fair currently lists 137 participating employers

New Vet School at Texas Tech Moves Forward

Texas Tech’s plan to build the nation’s 31st veterinary school made a critical step forward last week, as the Amarillo City Council approved a measure to fund up to $69 million for its construction—a significant portion of the $90 million required.  Once construction is complete, Texas Tech will have the

Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship Announced

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship.  This award, established in 2016, is intended for vet students who are interested in animal welfare issues and have actively pursued this interest through volunteer work.  The first place

Attention Walmart Shoppers: Vet Clinics Coming Soon

Retail giant Walmart has announced that it will begin offering veterinary services in partnership with PetIQ, an Idaho-based veterinary chain.  The first 20 locations will be open by May 2018, and a few are already in operation.  PetIQ has plans to open 1,000 additional VetIQ Petcare clinics in retail-partner locations

New Veterinary Show Coming to CBS in April

CBS has announced the addition of a new veterinary show to its Saturday morning lineup.  “Pet Vet Dream Team” is a half hour program aimed at teens, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes view of the veterinary profession.  The show follows veterinarians at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital who treat a variety

Veterinary Essay Contest to Award Cash Prizes

The VIN Foundation has announced its second annual essay competition for veterinary students, which will award cash scholarships for the top three finishers.  Each submission must be 1,000 words or less and address the 2018 topic: “Now that you are in veterinary school, what do you wish you had known

LSU Vet School to Host January Open House

While many vet schools schedule their open houses in April, you have a chance to visit one this weekend if you live in Louisiana or an adjoining state.  The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine has announced that it will host an open house on Saturday, January 20, 2018. 

Veterinary Labor Union Gains Momentum

The U.S. veterinary market can expect a push from an emerging veterinary labor union, according to a recent article published by VIN News.  The grassroots organization, known as the National Veterinary Professionals Union, was started earlier this year.  While dues have not yet been determined for members, the group is

USDA Offers Free Access to Online Veterinary Training

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) has announced that its training modules are now available to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and even the general public.  The courses are offered at no cost, and can be counted as continuing education credit hours for veterinary professionals. When you visit the

New AAHA Veterinary Practice Management Program Announced

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has announced the addition of an intermediate level CE program to its educational offerings.  The Veterinary Management Series: Culture, HR, and Marketing program will offer 30 hours of CE credit over 3.5 days.  The program will run from October 4-7, 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado. This