Career Tips for Vet Med Students: Marketing Yourself

Veterinarians are some of the most broadly trained professionals in the world. Just think: every day you’re solving problems, collaborating across disciplines and examining multiple species and systems. “Your training is uniquely hands-on and problem-oriented,” explains Kirsten Gilardi, director of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. These skills apply in myriad fields, like epidemiology, which many panelists in our Students for One Health symposium have pursued with success and satisfaction. View the panel video below for more perspective and advice relating to employers outside of traditional veterinary science and medicine positions.


Justin Cox is content marketing manager for the UC Davis One Health Institute and the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center.

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