Graduating from veterinary school is only one step on the road to starting your career. You will also need to serve some time working an internship with a vet so you can get the necessary hands-on experience. 

1. Know Your End Goal

Just like human medical doctors, vets specialize in a range of different animals as well as care types. You can opt to work primarily with household pets, farm animals, exotic pets, or even wild animals. Furthermore, you can narrow down your specialty to general practice, surgical care, or behavioral health, among a plethora of other specialties. Apply for internships that meet your career goal to make sure the experience really adds to your skill and knowledge base. 

2. Get Professional Help

Resume services can give you a leg up on the competition. With more and more people being drawn to the veterinary sciences, competition can be stiff for limited internship opportunities. Seeking out a professional is a worthwhile investment in your future. Resume service can help you polish your resume as well as make sure it is formatted correctly with all the best information to help you land the internship.

3. Know The Expectations

Application instructions can vary greatly between internships, so don't just blanket-send your resume to everyone that is offering intern opportunities. Take the time to read the actual application instructions. Make sure your resume packet is formatted and in the file type desired before emailing it. Further, verify that they accept electronic resumes and that you don't have to deliver it in person or send it via mail. Also, make sure to include everything requested. For an internship, this will likely include more than a resume. You will likely need to include an application packet as well as transcripts from your university and other documents.

4. Build Some Experience

Good grades, a good vet school, and an eye-catching resume may not be enough to land the internship. Having a bit of experience under your belt in a vet office or similar venue may give you a leg up on the competition. If you are having trouble landing a needed internship, consider volunteering with a local vet or at a humane society or similar. Even if you are not doing veterinary work, volunteer experience with animals in a kennel or health setting can still give you some experience to raise your application to the top of the stack.

With perseverance and preparation, you can find the veterinary internship opportunity that will launch your career.

For more information on veterinary internships, contact a company near you.