YOUR DVM CAREER, Nov 1, 2007 - DVM
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YOUR DVM CAREER, Nov 1, 2007
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Words of Wisdom
On the eve of his retirement from the University of Tennessee's veterinary college, Dean Michael Blackwell, DVM, reflects on all he's learned. In an interview with Your DVM Career, he conveys his wisdom to veterinary medical students. In his own words, Blackwell talks about the veterinary profession's responsibility to society, clients and public health. "These are things I wish I had known while studying for this profession. I actually practice what I'm sharing," he says.
Expert takes career-development lecture on the road
The long-distance job search, negotiation tactics and 30 ingredients to look for in employment contracts are topics of Dr. James F. Wilson's veterinary-school lecture series.
What are you worth?
By Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
Most veterinary medical graduates care more about the chance to diagnose and treat patients than the size of their paycheck. Still, salaries matter, especially when today's former students are saddled with an educational debt load of $100,000 or more.
Subject line: Hire me!
By Krista Schultz
National Report — Sending a resume via e-mail can be as easy as clicking a button. But so can deleting it.
Training for the business of patient care
By James M. Lewis
VBMA chapters train students on customer service, negotiation, leadership and management skills.
Mini-interviews boost exposure to jobs, externships
By Krista Schultz
Columbia, Mo. — A ringing bell stops the conversation, capping the get-to-know-you questions and exchange of contact information. On cue, the participants get up and greet another stranger seated at an adjacent table.
New graduates need legal guidance, experts say
By Jennifer Fiala
Exeter, N.H. — Most students gain little legal direction from veterinary college curriculum before jumping into private practice. Without practical knowledge and awareness, associates can be blindsided by the law.
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