While most people typically think of private practice when it comes to careers in veterinary medicine, there is actually a large variety of career options available to veterinarians. An overview of different veterinary career options can be found on the AAVMC’s website.
The AVMA currently recognizes 40 different veterinary specialties spread out over 22 veterinary speciality organizations. There is a huge diversity in specialty offerings, from pathology to feline medicine to emergency and critical care. The AVMA provides a comprehensive list of the specialities, as well as links to their websites. Each organization’s website provides more information on their specialty as well as details the process of becoming a Diplomate.