As we begin 2024, think about this: hundreds of new veterinarians will be graduating from their respective programs in the next few months, and many will spend their time not only getting ready for graduation, but preparing for their upcoming careers.
The time is now to act on hiring these upcoming graduates if you are looking to add to your staff. Many have most likely found jobs in corporate clinics that begin recruiting students in years two and three of veterinary school.
Recent studies have reported there will be a need for about 41,000 more veterinarians in the United States by the year 2030. The potential shortage in less than ten years means there’s an urgent push now to find quality associates, even before their graduation day.
So, what can you do now to avoid being left in the lurch? Start looking at veterinary college websites to get familiar with programs to place rising graduates. The American Veterinary Medical Association has a career center page on its website (https://jobs.avma.org/jobs/) where you can post job openings. Other veterinary groups have online job centers as well.
My team also works with universities to help place graduating veterinarians with our clients, posting advertisements for openings and working with job placement centers at the schools, but we don’t stop there. When you become our client, we take care of your recruiting needs from start to finish so that you can concentrate on your patients and your business.
The bottom line, if you wait too long, you might miss out on meeting your next great associate. And if you’re not able to do the search on your own, contact me and I’ll let you know how our service has an 88 percent success rate in finding quality candidates for our clients.