Veterinary Services Recruitment Activities

The Veterinary Services (VS) Executive Team is committed to recruitment and outreach activities that target a diverse and highly qualified pool of applicants. The VS National Recruitment Program provides consulting and support services to management, recruiters, civil rights committees, and applicants on all aspects of recruitment, hiring, and outreach. Additionally, we are actively involved in the workforce and succession planning process, and the furtherance of diversity in VS has been the focus of many of our initiatives.

VS has a cadre of over 60 trained recruiters nationwide. These recruiters identify and attend events that will contribute to the fulfillment of the national, regional, and local recruitment plans. The goal of the VS recruitment webpage is to provide valuable information for recruiters and applicants alike.

Career Opportunities

Recruitment Video

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VS Careers Program - A structured, centralized recruitment and training program for a variety of VS positions.

Click on the following link to access the USDA Pathways Program,  Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Internship Factsheet.

Click on the following link to access the USDA Pathways Program, Daniel E. Salmon, Internship Factsheet.

Other Student Opportunities

Veterinary Services - Student Externships/Internships
VS has established the National Public Veterinary Careers Internship & Externship Program in collaboration with Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. VS will advertise externship and internship assignments through Mississippi State University. These assignments will be open to veterinary students as well as students majoring in the veterinary sciences. For more information, please visit the Mississippi State University Externship page.

Recruiter Room
National Recruitment Policy Statement, Display Policy Statement, Request Form, Activity Report Form, and List of HBCUs, 1890s, HSI, CVM, and Tribal Institutions.

VS Recruiter Contact Information

Colette Pinkney
National Recruitment & Outreach Program Manager

Pamela McDonagh 
National Recruitment Program Specialist

Office Mailing Address:
4700 River Road, Unit 44
Riverdale, MD 20737
Fax: 301-734-7393


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