SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi y'all, How much does your pre-graduation clinical experience (like being a veterinary assistant) matter when you're trying to get your first DVM job? Do private practice employers like to see lots of experience assisting, or are senior rotations enough for them? I'd love to spend the summer after 2nd year traveling and seeing my family, but I'm worried that not having a ton of pre-graduation experience will screw me over in the job market. If it matters, I'm a first year, I'm about in the middle of my class gradeswise, and I have about ten years of non-veterinary project and team management experience. Thoughts, anyone?