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.


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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Unlocking Success: Effective Recruiting Strategies for Veterinarians

As a caregiver to our furry friends, we understand the significance of having a dedicated and skilled team of veterinarians at your clinic. The demand for exceptional veterinary services continues to grow, making it vital for you to attract top-tier professionals to provide the best possible care to your beloved patients.   To assist you…
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Challenges in Veterinary Recruiting

A current trend in most professions in recent years is the difficulty in recruiting, hiring, and keeping talent. The veterinary profession is not exempted from this troubling trend. There are many reasons why: National shortage of veterinarians – As the deficit of veterinarians continues to increase, so do the challenges faced by clinics around the country.…
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Enhancing Interviewing Techniques for Veterinary Candidates

As you strive to improve your hiring process for veterinary candidates, I wanted to share some valuable interviewing techniques that can help you select the best candidates for your practice. Implementing these techniques will ensure a more effective and thorough evaluation of candidates. Here are a few key points to consider:   Clear Job Requirements:…
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Mentoring New Associates

Mentorship is crucial to the success of veterinarians just starting their careers. Joining a new practice as an associate veterinarian can be overwhelming and difficult as young doctors learn the ropes at a clinic, take on daily tasks while treating patients, and work with new teammates. However, by taking an associate under your wing and…
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Why it Pays to Hire DVM Recruiting Services

Last week I wrote about how hiring a new associate can pay off in the long run for your practice. This week, I would like to expand on why hiring a recruiting service – namely DVM Recruiting Services – will make that return on your investment even stronger.   With 30 years of experience, DVM…
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Is Hiring a Vet Too Expensive?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your caseload and unsure if you can afford to hire help? I understand the common dilemma but let me show you why expanding your staff is a smart move. We often hear from practice owners who are interested in bringing in an associate but hesitate when they consider the costs.…
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Leaving Corporate for Private Practice

In the third part of my series this month, I’m focusing on associate veterinarians looking to make the transition from working at a corporate animal hospital to a private clinic. It may come as no surprise that corporate clinics excel at recruiting veterinary students before they graduate. They often offer larger salaries and have more…
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