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Read the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical (, Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine (, and the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine ( to learn more about the field.

Visit the careers sections of professional associations' Web sites to search for job listings.

Join the American Veterinary Medical Association to access member-only career and practice development resources, publications, continuing education and networking opportunities, and other resources.

Participate in an internship, externships, and residencies to obtain valuable experience. For information on internships, visit:

Visit for topics on finding a job, crafting a resume, and the interview process.