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 Your veterinary education from CSU will open doors to many different career opportunities from the private sector, all the way to teaching and research.

Veterinary Career Services

​​Veterinarians work in the private sector, corporate clinical practice, teaching and research, regulatory medicine, public health, and military service. Our Career Development Services Team can help you prepare for jobs, as well as discuss what work experiences will benefit you while in veterinary school.​

Handshake: Employment Database

We frequently have employers contact us looking to hire CSU students and graduates. We direct all employers to Handshake to post their employment opportunities. The advantage of using Handshake as part of your employment search is that the postings are from employers who seek out CSU students and alumni. Please see the following instructions to you navigate this resource.

*Are you an employer interested in advertising a job with our veterinary students? Learn more here.​

Getting Started with Handshake

The first time you log in, you will be prompted to set up an account. You are able to provide as much or as little of the requested information as you desire. It is important that you correctly enter your major as "Veterinary Medicine (DVM only)" in the "Profile" section. If you fail to do this, you will not be able to view the entire job positing for veterinary specific jobs. For example, if you do not list your major as DVM only, the system will not allow you see application procedures for available veterinary positions. 

Searching for Employment

Locate "Jobs" on the left side menu bar. Under the search menu, find the "Major" category heading and select
"Veterinary Medicine (DVM only)." Next, locate the "Employer Industry” category heading and select "veterinary." If you do not take these two steps, or attempt to use any other filter to find veterinary opportunities, the system will include jobs that are unrelated to veterinary medicine. For best results leave the rest of the search as broad as possible. For example, do not select "full-time." We have found that this will limit your results with little accuracy in identifying positions that are actually full-time.

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