Career Services

Securing Your Future

From your white coat ceremony to the day you graduate, we will help you on your journey from student to DVM.

We provide a job posting service for our students and alumni. If your clinic or organization is looking to fill a position, complete our job posting form. We keep jobs posted for six months. 

Attaining Your License to Practice Veterinary Medicine

  1. Complete your accredited DVM program.
  2. Achieve a passing score on the North American Veterinary License Examination (NAVLE).
  3. Achieve a passing score on the state veterinary practice exam. In Georgia, this is the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act Exam.
  4. Complete and submit your application for veterinary medical license with the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
  5. Pay the application fee. In Georgia, the 2020 application fee is $100.

 

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in Veterinary Medicine can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal. (Georgia)

 

Information on the veterinary licensing boards in other states can be found at https://www.icva.net/licensing-boards/.

Student Salary, Educational Debt Load, and Employment Data

The average starting salary for the class of 2019 (excluding residency and internship students) was $79,385/year.

Class of Total # of graduates # employed in veterinary medicine # in advanced training # in advanced academic training
2019 114 74 29 3
2018 114 65 37 7
2017 104 62 39 3
2016 99 65 24 7
2015 102 73 24 4

The AAVMC provides information about veterinary student debt load. UGA students are below the national average.

  • UGA median educational debt of indebted 2018 graduates: $149,235
  • US Schools median educational debt of indebted 2018 graduates: $177, 403
  • UGA median educational debt of all 2018 graduates: $130,336
  • US Schools median educational debt of all 2018 graduates: $ 156,205