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The Veterinary Career Network (VCN) was developed for the veterinary profession and animal health industry by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Employers can post job opportunities, and students can post resumes and search for employment. The AVMA Veterinary Career Center offers professional services to help you build and manage your career for maximum potential for success. Check out these resources

Handshake at the University of Minnesota (formerly known as GoldPass) is a career network for students, alumni, and employers with local, national, and international opportunities.

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DVM students must pass both state and national board licensing exams in order to practice. The national exam is called the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and is offered in the fall and the spring. Those wishing to practice in Minnesota must also take the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine licensing exam. Information regarding licensure in other states can be found National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Additional licensing requirements may vary from state to state. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires criminal background checks as part of it's licensing process for both new and existing veterinarians. Please check with any state you are considering practicing in for specific details.

National and State Veterinary Memberships

Applied Business Certificate
If you are interested in running your own business after graduation, learn more about enrolling in the Applied Business Certificate course offered by the College of Continuing & Professional Studies.