Tips for Recruiting Aggie Veterinarians

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About the Texas A&M VMBS and our DVM Students & Alumni

Thank you for your interest in recruiting our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) professional program students and alumni for your business or practice.

DVM Graduate Salary Information

Each year as graduation approaches, veterinary employers begin to think about recruiting the brightest students available.
Employers usually have many questions regarding benefits, salary ranges, and tips on how to recruit the perfect new employee.

  • The starting salaries of graduating veterinarians, and veterinary medical salaries in general, have recovered from the recent U.S. economic downturn.
  • Salaries have been increasing at a rate greater than inflation.
  • There are several pay scale information sites to help guide veterinary employers in deciding what scale they should offer a new graduating veterinarian from Texas A&M.
  • Texas A&M DVM graduates are extremely competitive in the market.
      • Recent DVM new graduate salaries have approached $70,000 (2014–15).
  • Employers will also want to consider other variables when deciding pay scales for Texas A&M DVM graduates:
      • Business Plan for your company or practice
      • Cost of Living scale (city versus rural)
      • Competitiveness of your market
      • Independent barriers for your market
      • Level of experience or specialization needed in an applicant

Engaging Our DVM Students & Alumni

  • Post your summer employment, externship, and career opportunities on our Veterinary & Biomedical Job Board through December 2020.
    • On January 1, 2020, the Veterinary & Biomedical Job Board will be eliminated.
    • We encourage employers to post their summer employment, externship, and career opportunities on the Texas A&M Career Center’s HireAggies platform.
    • Help documentation about how to sign up and post a job opportunity on the HireAggies platform is available.
  • Consider becoming an exhibitor at our annual Veterinary Job & Externship Fair held each Fall semester.