Discover Our Opinions About Recruitment

Recruitment within the veterinary industry poses a number of unique challenges. New data shows there simply aren’t enough veterinarians to fill the positions available in practice or to serve the number of clients who want care for their animals. With many practitioners seeking to retire in coming years, and shifts in the supply-and-demand ratios of talent, a serious nationwide hiring crunch has resulted.

Further, many veterinary practices have not changed their staffing procedures, making it difficult to keep up and address these shifts in demand. This gap constitutes a serious risk to public safety, not only to pets and their owners, but the population at large. This is despite the continued need in the market for, and desirability of practicing veterinary medicine.

DVM Recruiting Services is intimately acquainted with these challenges. Our experts will help you navigate this shifting talent landscape, and tailor our veterinarian sourcing based on your practice’s unique needs. Whether you’re looking to retire and potentially sell your practice, or if you’re looking to staff up to increase efficiency and address growing demand, we guarantee that we’ll find a match. Contact us to learn more about how DVM can help.


What Your Recruiter is Missing

The phrase “What Your Recruiter is Missing” suggests that there might be gaps in the current recruitment process, especially if you’re working with a placement recruiter instead of a personalized recruiter. Here are some potential areas where your contingency recruiter might be falling short and why personalized recruitment could be beneficial.  (With the national shortage…
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Recruiting for Veterinary Positions During the Holidays Season

  Recruiting for veterinary positions during the holiday season can present challenges, but there are compelling reasons why you shouldn’t wait until after the holidays to initiate the process. Here are some key considerations:   1.  Availability of New Graduates: New graduates often take the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) around this time. Waiting…
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Tip for Retaining Employees

In today’s job market, loyalty to a company is of less importance to workers than looking out for what’s in it for them. You might find that it’s a similar scenario in veterinary practices. So once a clinic owner hires an employee that is an asset to the practice, what can they do to keep…
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New Veterinary Colleges – Is there a solution to ending the veterinary shortage?

Could the addition of veterinary colleges be the solution to ending the national shortage of veterinarians? That’s the hope, according to a recent article from the AVMA. There are currently 33 veterinary schools in the United States, and 11 new schools have been proposed in the past two years: The Ana G. Méndez University in…
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The Shortage of Large Animal Veterinarians: A Growing Concern for owners of Farm Animals and Horses

The field of veterinary medicine is both diverse and vital, covering a wide range of species, from the tiniest rodents to the mightiest equines. However, one concerning issue that has been quietly creeping up in some areas is the shortage of large animal veterinarians. This shortage has far-reaching implications, particularly for the welfare and healthcare…
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How to Write Compelling Job Descriptions for Veterinary Positions

I’m a firm believer that job ads do not work, but if you believe you need to run an ad, here are some helpful tips. The key to having a successful job listing isn’t just where you place it – it’s what you’re including in it:   Specific title – Be sure to list the exact job title you are…
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Interviewing Techniques for Veterinary Candidates

When you are interviewing candidates to fill an associate veterinarian position, what questions are you asking to determine whether the doctor is a good fit for your practice? My guess is you’re asking the standard questions about education, past experiences, goals, etc. But to really determine whether a candidate would be a good addition to…
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Non-Compete Agreements

I recently came across an article written by a veterinary internist about why he thinks having an associate sign a non-compete agreement is a bad idea. To put it simply, the doctor’s opinion is that non-compete agreements are not necessary if your practice offers what an associate wants in a workplace. That is to say,…
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Navigating the Competitive Landscape of Veterinary Hiring

In the world of animal care, the demand for skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals has never been higher. As the field continues to evolve and expand, veterinary practices are finding themselves navigating a highly competitive landscape when it comes to hiring top talent. In this email, we’ll delve into the challenges of veterinary hiring and…
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The Importance of Continuous Veterinary Recruitment

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to emphasize the critical role that ongoing recruitment plays in the success and sustainability of a veterinary practice. While it might seem that the current team is functioning smoothly, there are several reasons why we should never cease our efforts to recruit…
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