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.


DVM Consulting and Recruiting Services Now Proudly Offering a College Liaison

You may already be aware of this, but recruitment of veterinary students can begin as early as years two or three in vet school. Usually, large corporate-owned practices have connections to get access to students on campus, but often there’s little or no representation of privately owned clinics. This is why I am excited to…
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Actions Independent Veterinary Practice Owners Can Take to Prosper

Independent veterinary practice ownership can be professionally, financially, and personally rewarding. However, competing in the evolving industry landscape comes with challenges. Here are three keys to building and maintaining a successful independent veterinary practice:   1.      Create a Positive Culture Communicate effectively – Use tools like Slack, email, or group messages for quick information, but address personal…
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The Veterinary Technician Shortage – The Current Market and How to Recruit Candidates

With the nationwide veterinary technician shortage, there are plenty of open positions and candidates eager to fill them. Wondering how your clinic can recruit and retain the best candidates? Read along for some information on the market and strategies to attract vet techs in today’s industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there…
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Hiring Experienced Veterinarians vs. Recent Graduates

Are you looking to add a new veterinarian to your team but are unsure whether a seasoned professional or a fresh graduate would be better? There are definite pros and cons to both options. Read along to determine which level of experience would best fit your clinic’s needs.   Hiring an experienced veterinarian means having…
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The Future Supply of Veterinarians and Its Impact on the Workforce Over the Next Decade

The growing shortage of veterinarians is expected to continue to escalate over the next decade. A recent study commissioned by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has thrown a spotlight on the looming problem. Here are some highlights:   By 2032, the U.S. projected need of 70,092 additional veterinarians. The surge in demand…
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Why Are Veterinary Faculty Leaving Vet Schools and Entering Private Practice?

As I told you about last week, veterinary faculty are increasingly leaving academic positions. Perhaps the most predominant reason is to enter, or reenter, private practice. Recent findings published in the Journal of Veterinary Education reveal several interrelated factors driving this trend, impacting both faculty morale and retention. These reasons go beyond mere compensation, highlighting…
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Veterinary Faculty Shortage

For years we’ve been reporting about the ongoing shortage of veterinary doctors across the nation. You may not realize, though, that there is also a growing shortage of veterinary faculty.   According to an article published by the National Institute for Health, attrition of veterinary clinical faculty has been an issue for several years and…
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FTC Bans Non-Competes – What this means for you

The biggest news to hit the employment market last week affects the veterinary industry as well. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a rule to ban noncompete agreements, leaving the door open for workers in any field to change jobs without penalty or delays.   The FTC said by protecting the “fundamental freedom” of individuals…
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The Future of Veterinary Recruitment: Trends to Watch

As the veterinary industry continues to grow and shift each year, there are certain things to watch for in 2024, as covered in   Innovative Pet Care & Technology: As technology continues to improve, and pet owners become more aware of what’s out there to care for their pets, they are more interested in new pet…
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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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