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Finding Resources for Veterinary Business

Introduction

This is a list of the information resources available through the library and the Internet that deal with Veterinary business. It also discusses some of the different ways to find various types of resources, like journal articles and books. Veterinary business covers topics like marketing, finance, management, and locating jobs that are available for Veterinarians.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES    |   BOOKS    |   WEB BASED INFORMATION    |   JOB SEARCH RESOURCES


JOURNAL ARTICLES

HOW TO SEARCH FOR ARTICLES ONLINE

Much of the information on these subjects can be found in journal articles. To search for articles on a particular topic, the best on-line database to use is Biological and Agricultural Index. It is available by picking search for articles from the library's homepage. This will take you to a page where Biological and Agricultural Index is listed under Life and Health Science Databases. CAB Abstracts, also available through the library's homepage, and Medline, are the two second best.


JOURNALS ON PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

There are some journals that regularly have practice management articles. Veterinary Forum and Veterinary Economics are two publications that are particularly relevant. Veterinary Forum mixes medical and business related information. One of its relevant features is the column, "Doctor to Doctor" which appears in each issue. It lists various practical tips to assist with practice management and organization. However, it is not indexed, so you will have to browse the issues to find articles. Veterinary Economics is indexed in CAB Abstracts. It is almost exclusively focused on business and practice management. It often discusses communication and management skills in features and news articles. Some of its regular features include columns titled "Practice Management", "Trend Watch", "Money Rx", and "Technology Talk" among others.  Articles from Veterinary Economics are available on-line.

In Practice includes a section on practice management in each issue. Veterinary Record occasionally includes some related articles, while In Practice is likely to have even more. Keep in mind, though, that these two publications are British focused. JAVMA also has articles from time to time. It is indexed in Medline.

 

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BOOKS

HOW TO SEARCH FOR BOOKS IN THE ONLINE CATALOG: KEY SEARCH TERMS

Unless you know a little of the author or title of a book, searching by subject will produce the best results when looking for books in this particular area. Using the web version of the on-line catalog, perform a keyword subject search by selecting the subject words button from the keywords from selection. This will allow you to narrow or expand your search, or to select an exact subject heading to search by. This can also be done by using a browse subject search on the telnet version.

Here is a list of the subjects that worked the best:

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WHERE TO FIND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT BOOKS AT THE VETERINARY MEDICINE LIBRARY(with sample titles)

When you are in the library, books on veterinary practice and related business aspects can generally be found around the call number 636.089068. What follows is not a list of all the books the library has on the subject, but a representative sampling of what you will find in the Veterinary Medicine Library. The books available on this subject will change as the library's collection does.

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WEB-BASED INFORMATION

There are a lot of different web pages on this subject, but they tend to come and go very quickly. They are not the best source for information, since they are usually focused on selling a particular product or service.

 

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JOB SEARCH RESOURCES- ADVICE & OPTIONS

To find information about the different types of employment available for Veterinarians and advice on searching for them, there are a number of sources to consult. In addition to searching under the relevant terms in the section dealing with on-line searching, you may want to consult the library's on-line catalog. Using " veterinary medicine - vocational guidance " as a subject heading search on the web version, or as a browse subject search on the telnet version, you will find a listing of what is available in this area.

While what is available will change with the library's collection, here is a sample of what this search will find:

All of these items are available at the Veterinary Medicine library.

Additionally, the following web pages lists positions available and gives lots of advice on cover letters, interviews, and resumes.  It speaks mainly to scientific research positions, but contains advice that would be relevant for any job search.    Science Careers and Career Sniff

THE MATCHING PROGRAM - INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY LISTINGS

The Matching Program Directory of Internships and Residencies explains the matching process, as well as listing and describing internships and residencies that are available. The library receives a new copy each fall. It is kept in the reference section at 636.089071 D621 .

 

WHERE TO FIND JOB LISTINGS ON THE WEB

The following web pages list job openings for veterinarians, and some allow you to post a position desired as well. They may also provide links to recruiters and employment agencies. Some also have listings for the sale of used equipment.

  1. http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/externjob/
  2. http://www.vetquest.com/Classifieds/
  3. http://veterinarybusiness.dvm360.com/vetec/classified/classifiedHome.jsp  (on-line listings from Veterinary Economics)
  4. http://www.veterinaryjobs.com/

 

WHERE TO FIND JOB LISTINGS IN PRINT

Many of the journals in the library also list positions available. Here are two alphabetized lists of those journals. The first list is journals that typically only have listings in the United States. The second list, called International, is for those journals that are typically limited to listings outside the United States. The positions available are usually in the last few pages of the journal. Journals not on this list may also have listings once in a great while.

JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES
INTERNATIONAL JOBS

MOVING TO A NEW JOB - RESEARCHING THE AREA

Once you've accepted a job, or while you're thinking about it, you may want to learn about the area you are moving to. The following resources give information about cities in Illinois, as well as in other states and countries.

http://officialcitysites.org/

For information on cities in the U.S. and other countries. You can search by country, but the list of countries is relatively short. After selecting the U.S., you can pick the state you want and then use their city or regional links toward the bottom of the page.

http://www.50states.com

You can search for information by state, but there are also links to information on individual towns and cities. It is good for learning some interesting facts about a place you may be considering. It also contains practical information. For example, you can find out what the requirements are for a driver's license if you are moving to another state.  Newspapers that are on-line for each state are available, and there are quite a few of these for Illinois. The link for newspaper listings is at the very bottom of the homepage.

 

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