Job Search Resources

Job listings for graduate DVMs


Employment opportunities are listed in this on-line database, allowing students AND alumni to access the most recent position vacancies. Hundreds of positions are listed, ranging from positions in government or industry to positions in practices throughout the country.

The database allows you to search by type of practice, type of employer, or state in which the position exists. The database also lists preceptorships available for senior veterinary students (these are distinguished from permanent positions under the category of "job type").


CVM Electronic Job Board

CyBox spreadsheet that contains veterinary opportunities that are communicated to our College of Veterinary Medicine.  It includes veterinary jobs, internships, externships, and summer opportunities.


Iowa Veterinary Medical Association


AVMA Career Center


VIN (free for all DVM students)


Job listings during the summer and semester for DVM students

ISU Access Plus Student Job Board

This job board provides summer and semester part-time jobs from the College of Veterinary Medicine; check tab "veterinary medicine/animal care". Also, this site lists jobs from other ISU colleges and departments, and jobs external to the University. CyHire is used for full time post-graduation jobs.

Note: Remember to check the VetZone Online Student Newsletter for job listings as well; especially jobs with short deadlines.


The Salary Survey and Calculator

This survey is a compilation of the most recent statistics as graduating seniors enter the job market. It indicates the range and average of starting salaries, and an estimate of distribution of graduates. This data is voluntary and self-reported by graduates; therefore, is not verified as to accuracy. The AVMA publishes data from all Colleges of Veterinary Medicine yearly.


Resume Writing Resources

ISU College Resume & Interview guides

ISU College Resume

AVMA Veterinary Career Center (Resume Center)


Interviews Interview Center: Topics and information.