Dr. Melanie Barham


VSGD CEO Melanie Barham

About Melanie

Dr. Melanie Barham is an experienced business professional who has helped over 100 veterinary professionals land their ideal roles since she started offering resume review in 2018.  Melanie has held senior roles in multiple organizations, and is a director at Vets, Stay, Go, Diversify.

Melanie holds an MBA in Sustainable Commerce, and a Project Management Professional designation in addition to her veterinary degree.  She has worked in multiple non-clinical fields, taught at the university level, and supported businesses and social enterprises.  Melanie also completed a major research project on veterinary career paths and has successfully coached many veterinary professionals to make their next career move since 2017. 

Recognized as a thought leader, Melanie frequently speaks on the topics of veterinary careers, negotiation and all things veterinary business.  

“Don’t underestimate the things you’ve done and their ability to transfer over into a new role, or the value of investing in ‘leveragable’ volunteer activities that you care about. I love helping people feel confident in their application through beautiful storytelling.”

Time Zone/Location

North America/ EST Reviewing resumes/CVs for veterinary professionals in North America.

Areas of Expertise

Non-clinical veterinary roles, alternative career paths, industry roles, not-for-profit and charity roles, leadership and executive roles.

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