Attracting and Retaining Millennial Veterinary Professionals

[ARTICLE USED:]   As the veterinary industry grows, there has been a shift of millennials taking over leadership roles. Maneuvering this change means understanding what millennials in the veterinary workforce are looking for so that your practice can recruit the best fitting employees.   When trying to recruit more millennial veterinary professionals, it is…

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Competitive Compensation Packages in Veterinary Recruitment

When trying to recruit veterinarians, one important factor to keep in mind is the benefits that come along with employment. Compensation can come in a variety of forms, but it is necessary to outline these to entice potential new hires and maintain a competitive edge against other practices.   Let’s take a look at what…

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Making a Recruiting Investment: Is it worth the cost?

Recruiting and hiring an associate veterinarian is work. It takes time and effort, and if you do it yourself, it takes money away from your practice. So why not consider hiring a recruiting service to do the work for you?   Many practice owners I speak with are reluctant to take the plunge and shell…

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The Veterinary Shortage-Does it Really Exist?

For the past few years, I have been sending you emails about the crisis due to the national shortage of veterinarians. Recent reports have indicated by 2030 there will be a need for 40,000 more veterinary doctors and 130,000 more technicians. Despite these startling statistics, there are some claims that a veterinarian shortage does not exist.  …

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Traits to Look for in Veterinarians

What kinds of traits should you be looking for when hiring a veterinarian? The first thing that may come to mind is the medical and clinical knowledge required, but there are certain soft skills that are just as valuable. Read along to see what we consider to be the most important qualities in a new…

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Hiring a Recruiter is Worth the Investment

How much time do you spend looking for an associate before finding the right candidate and making an offer? If that candidate doesn’t take the job, you’re back to square one in your search effort. Time is money, and the more time you spend trying to make a hire, the more it’s costing you in…

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Navigating the Competitive Landscape of Veterinary Hiring

Looking to add to your staff? You are most likely already aware of how long the recruitment process can take. The average search could take months or even years, and as the shortage of veterinarians continues for the unforeseeable future, that time frame is expected to keep increasing. So, what can you, as a practice…

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Navigating the Veterinary Job Market: Landing a Job

Have you recently graduated from veterinary school or have a graduation coming up? Wondering how to work your way around the competitive veterinary field to land your first – or dream – job? Here are some tips to keep in mind as you embark on that search:   Define your career goals – From the type…

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Creating a Positive Workplace Culture in Veterinary Practices

We often make personal resolutions at the start of a new year, and some may apply this practice to their professional lives. This year, if you have resolved to create a more positive workplace culture, you’ll want to pay attention to the following tips:   Determine the mission of your practice – Do you have…

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Increasing Efficiency and Salaries to Retain Employees

Veterinary practices across the country are looking for ways to keep their employees happy in an effort to keep them on staff, as there appears to be no end in sight to the shortage of veterinarians that has been plaguing the industry for years. The AVMA recently published an article about what some practices are doing to…

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Hiring Upcoming Graduates

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…

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Graduating Veterinary Students Looking for A Job

Fourth year veterinary students are in the final stretch. Many have already made plans for post-graduate work or research. For those of you still deciding which path to take, I’d like a moment to tell you why it could be beneficial to look at finding your first job as an associate in a private practice.…

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Market for Veterinary Services

Despite the ongoing national shortage of veterinarians, the number of veterinary practices has been on the rise in recent years, however, that could be changing. In part three of this series on the AVMA report, let’s take a closer look at the Market for Veterinary Services: Number of veterinary businesses – In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau…

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Market For Veterinarians

It may be of no surprise that most veterinarians work in clinical practice. In the recent AVMA State of the Profession report, the authors noted that the majority of those doctors work treating companion animals. In part two of this series on the AVMA report, let’s take a closer look at the Market for Veterinarians: Veterinarian…

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Market For Veterinary Education

Recently, the AVMA released its State of the Profession report to give an inside look at what is trending in the veterinary industry, as well as what is causing some concern. The report focuses on three categories: the market for veterinary education, the market for veterinarians, and the market for veterinary services. In the next…

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