Fall Conference for Veterinarians

2019 Job Fair

Get Connected at the 2019 Job Fair

Employers and job seekers, you won’t want to miss this networking opportunity.

It’s not just about jobs. It’s an opportunity for DVM students to network, learn about opportunities, discuss externships, and summer employment.

All University of Illinois veterinary students will be encouraged to attend, regardless of their class year. Practicing veterinarians who are interested in making a change will also be invited. The Job Fair is free to attend for those who are exploring the job market.

Wednesday, September 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm


College of Veterinary Medicine, Basic Sciences Building Atrium

Recommendations for Prospective Employees

  • Bring copies of your current resume.
  • Circulate among the employers’ tables to network with other professionals.

Job Fair Vendors

To reserve a table at the job fair, please complete the contract and return it with your check payable to the University of Illinois. Note: Contracts can be signed and scanned back via email; however, electronic signatures are NOT allowed. If you have questions, please contact Ginger Passalacqua or Bob Nelson at advancement@vetmed.illinois.edu.

Please note “job fair” on the memo line of the check and include your business name, address, email address, and phone number.

Send contracts and payment to: 

College of Veterinary Medicine
Attention: Ginger Passalacqua
2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 3516
Urbana, IL 61802

Employers may arrive at 4:30 pm on the day of the Job Fair to set up their exhibit, and must remove their materials from the room by 7:30 pm.

Information for Employers

Sign up for the Fall Conference pre-conference workshop, led by Dr. Larry Firkins, an international speaker on veterinary employee management. “Becoming an Employer of Choice,” held at the i-Hotel conference center from 9 am to 4:15 pm on September 18, right before the Job Fair, covers the following topics:

  • This Isn’t Your Father’s Oldsmobile
  • A Better Life Through Better Hiring
  • Retaining an All-Star Staff
  • Employment through the Eyes of Veterinary Students