In this episode of the Voices of Veterinary Medicine podcast, Dr. Will McCauley speaks candidly about his decision to leave clinical practice and why his non-clinical position has been a much better fit for him, providing not only fulfillment and job satisfaction but also a great work-life balance. Dr. McCauley opens a window to the incredible diversity of non-clinical positions that future veterinarians should be aware of, as well as providing valuable advice to future and present vets alike on concrete steps to take when seeking non-clinical opportunities. The video of this interview is available on YouTube.
Download Dr. McCauley’s inspiring, information-packed Public Policy Jobs Info Sheet. It’s a fantastic resource for current vets and something future for vets should hold onto for later.
Click here for a list of AVMA Committees you can consider volunteering for.
Click here for more information regarding the AVMA Fellowship Program Dr. McCauley talks about.
Follow this link to find out more about the non-clinical Veterinary Leadership Conference.
Another helpful source of information is an article published by the AVMA in 2015 that contains resources for veterinarians interested in career transitions.
And lastly, as Dr. McCauley strongly advises against doing an internship if you don’t plan on specializing, check out my blog post “Veterinary Internships: The $50,000 Surprise.”