Students from Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine recently met future employers and clinical affiliates at the third-annual LMU-CVM Career Fair. Over 35 future employers attended the event held in the new College of Veterinary Medicine building on the LMU main campus in Harrogate.

“This was a great opportunity for veterinarians and industry professionals to share information about their company with future veterinary graduates,” said Dr. Randy Evans, associate dean of career services and professional development.

Volunteering to help promote the event were Kelly Williams, a third-year veterinary medicine student and vice president of the student chapter of the Veterinary Business Management Association, and Sharon Swears, a second-year veterinary medicine student and president-elect for the VBMA.

“I love networking and talking to people. Getting to hear directly from the clinics and hear from them about their passion for what they do just makes me more interested in learning more about them and excited for rotations to begin,” said Williams.

Networking was a big part of the two-day event. The event helped students familiarize themselves with LMU-CVM clinical affiliates and learn about their practices to help them make clinical year scheduling decisions. The four-week clinical rotations completed in the students’ final year of veterinary school serve as excellent month-long working interviews and valuable clinical experiences for veterinary practices and students alike.

“We connect with these affiliates through our computer system, but meeting them in person has been very beneficial,” said Swears.