ZOETIS announced that it has launched VETVANCE, a free web-based learning resource to arm veterinary students and recent graduates with indispensable tools and resources to support the future advancement of their careers.
VETVANCE provides content on topics that may not be typically covered in a veterinary student's core curriculum to help prepare students to handle the non-clinical aspects of the veterinary profession, Zoetis said.
To explore the resources available on VETVANCE, veterinary students and recent graduates can visit www.VETVANCE.com.
At its launch, VETVANCE will host 100 short multimedia modules, where industry experts discuss topics to inform emerging veterinary professionals in three critical areas:
1. Professional development. Modules cover resume-writing skills, successful interviewing techniques and navigating the job search, to name a few.
2. Business skills. These sections will focus on the elements involved in running a successful veterinary business.
3. Financial literacy. Modules in this area highlight topics such as financial basics, budgeting and student loan repayment.
"We know that veterinary students and graduates are equipped with the medical knowledge and know-how to provide the best care possible for animals. VETVANCE is a platform dedicated to providing crucial information for their long-term success and, thus, helps sustain a strong profession," said Vanessa Mariani, director of academic and professional affairs for Zoetis US. "It's our hope that VETVANCE will serve as a go-to resource for emerging veterinarians to access information on these topics, connect with peers and ultimately be better prepared when launching their veterinary careers."
In addition to the educational resources available on VETVANCE, emerging veterinarians who subscribe to the website will gain access to a job search engine — hosted in collaboration with the American Animal Hospital Assn. — connect with other students and recent graduates to share experiences, get real-world advice from veterinary professionals and find mentors.
The VETVANCE online resource is a part of Zoetis' Commitment to Veterinarians platform.