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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.

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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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