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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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Job Offer Deadlines

When offering a job to a candidate, do you give them a deadline to get back to you with a decision? If not, perhaps you should consider doing so. It’s courteous to give your top choice candidate some time to consider your offer. Perhaps they’re already interviewing for another position, or, they have a significant…
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Getting A Candidate To Say Yes To Your Offer

When you think you’ve got the right job candidate, what do you do to ensure you’re making an offer they can’t refuse? You might be surprised to learn the best strategy in getting a candidate to say yes to an offer comes before it’s even made. With the national shortage of new veterinary graduates, clinics…
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GHOSTING PART 2: WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GHOST AN EMPLOYER

Last week we began our two-part series on the modern phenomenon of “ghosting” – which is when someone suddenly stops all communication with you without an explanation. This week we are delving into why, as a candidate, you should never ghost a potential employer. Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve applied for a job, were…
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GHOSTING PART 1: WHY CANDIDATES ARE GHOSTING EMPLOYERS

Ghosting isn’t something that happens at Halloween. It’s when communication stops without warning between two parties. For example, you’ve interviewed a veterinarian over the phone or in person, perhaps even made an offer, when suddenly silence – no returned calls or emails. That’s ghosting. So why is it happening? There are four probable reasons: The…
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Why Choose Locally Owned Veterinary Clinics?

There is a big difference between small private practices and large corporate national chains that own over 800 vet clinics. For veterinarians, the benefit of working in a privately owned practice rather than a corporate owned practice is that the doctors have the freedom to choose the best medicine for each patient. Our doctors are…
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Veterinarians Weigh The Choice To Stay Small Or Join The Giants

As newly-graduated veterinarians enter the workforce each spring, they’re seeing more and more of the same logos across veterinary job boards: Pet Partners. Blue Pearl. Banfield. NVA. Large veterinary care conglomerates are on the rise, with practice consolidation occurring at an increasingly rapid rate. Years in the making The process in which larger practices buy…
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