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No matter how good or bad the economy is, there is a demand for highly qualified candidates in the marketplace. Job seekers and candidates have more options at their disposal and more employment opportunities from which to choose. As a result, more traditional methods of hiring, such as placing posting openings on the major job boards, are no longer as effective as they once were.

Top candidates (generally considered to be the top 5% to 10% of the candidates in the marketplace) are not actively looking for new employment opportunities. The major reason this is the case is that since they’re at the top of their profession and are valuable to their current employer, that employer is doing everything it can to keep them happy in their job. They are probably happy with their current employer as well. As a result, they are not likely to know about an existing job opening, even if it’s a better employment opportunity than what they currently have, since they are not looking for a new position.

Because of this, top candidates have to be approached, engaged, and then convinced to consider a new employment opportunity. In other words, they must be recruited. And this is why using an Animal Health executive recruiter is a smart strategic decision that can give you a competitive advantage over other employers. After all, when you’re looking to hire to fill an important job opening, you don’t want to hire only the “best person looking” for a new position. You want to hire the best person for the position. Period.


Reasons to Use an Animal Health Executive Recruiter

There are many reasons why an employer should work with an Animal Health executive recruiter, in addition to what we’ve already addressed. Since the top professionals in the marketplace are not in the habit of circulating their resumes or looking through online job advertisements, identifying and approaching these hidden prospects is not an easy task. However, that’s what experienced executive recruiters do every day. In addition, a trained Animal Health executive recruiter can:

  • Help your Animal Health company or organization avoid mistakes in the hiring process by providing an objective analysis of a candidate.
  • Save you time by screening candidates against your job requirements more quickly and efficiently
  • Preserve your anonymity when it is critical to do so by conducting a confidential search for top candidates

Using an Animal Health executive recruiter is critical when the position you need to fill is very important to your organization. That’s because a recruiter specializes in finding the best—serious, career-minded individuals for technical or middle-to-upper management positions who are high achievers and significant contributors to their employer.

If you do choose to utilize the services of an Animal Health executive recruiter, then it’s crucial that the recruiter has extensive experience in your industry. Their experience will improve your chances of targeting the right people. That’s because the recruiter will better understand the intricacies of the position and the candidates’ accomplishments, plus they’ll make a good impression on your organization’s behalf (employer branding). And as mentioned above, a good recruiter will save you time, since they’ll know where to look for qualified candidates and where not to look.

For more about The VET Recruiter’s Animal Health recruiting services for employers, contact us today!

Best Practices for Using an Animal Health Executive Recruiter

There are many best practices for using an Animal Health executive recruiter. The first practice is to maintain an ongoing relationship once you’ve established it. That’s because an ongoing relationship with a recruiter is just as important as having a good relationship with your attorney, banker, or insurance agent.

Second, make sure that your executive recruiter becomes very familiar with your organization and needs. When they are, they’ll be able to respond more quickly to your hiring needs. As a bonus, a good recruiter will keep up with industry trends and issues, including employee benefits, compensation, and personnel planning. The bottom line is that when engaged in the correct fashion, a good recruiter should be able to provide your organization with top-notch service, regardless of what your specific needs are or how they might change over time.

Third, it’s not a good idea to use more than one recruiter on an assignment. Instead, it’s best to establish a relationship with an experienced Animal Health executive recruiter and then use them exclusively for your organization’s critical search assignments. This is because there are risks associated with using multiple recruiters to fill the same position. Those risks include the following:

  • Multiple recruiters (who are unaware of each other at the start of the assignment) will eventually cross paths in the search for candidates.
  • When prospective candidates hear about the same job from several recruiters, your organization may develop a reputation as a “revolving door,” and those candidates may perceive turnover as being a problem.
  • Your organization may become known as one that “raids” other employers for their personnel, instead of strategically using a search consultant to source, screen, and recruit top talent.
  • You might scare away candidates, especially top candidates, and that’s the last thing you want to do in your quest to fill important, high-level positions.

Fourth, you must be able to measure and judge a recruiter’s performance, there are two indicators that can help you to accomplish this. First, are they actually working on the assignment? What are they doing to try to meet your hiring need? Are they professional in their day-to-day contact with you? Second, assess the candidates that they’ve presented to you. Do those candidates meet your criteria for skills and experience? If you’ve interviewed them, were they adequately prepared for the interview?

Some recruiters and search consultants work on a contingency basis. This means that if your recruiter does not complete the search assignment, then you are under no obligation to pay them. However, if you hire one of the candidates presented by the recruiter, then their usual fee is somewhere between 25% and 35% of the new employee’s first-year compensation.

Other recruiters work on a retained basis meaning that you pay them regardless of if they fill the position or not.

(Please note that The VET Recruiter performs searches on both a retained and contingency basis, and we also have a third option for employers. This option is a hybrid of a retained and contingency search, and this option is popular with some of our clients.)

As you can see, using an Animal Health executive recruiter to help fill your organization’s most important job openings is an intelligent strategy that can help give you an advantage over your competition in the employment marketplace.

For more about The VET Recruiter’s Animal Health recruiting services for employers, call (918) 488-3901 or (800) 436-0490!

Why Use The VET Recruiter for Your Hiring Needs?

There are multiple reasons why your company or organization should consider using The VET Recruiter.

First, we are a well-established executive search firm with more than 20 years of experience. We have a proven track record of success, completing hundreds of assignments within the Animal Health industry. The VET Recruiter’s clients include employers ranging from Fortune 100 Companies to mid-size and startup ventures. In the Animal Health industry, The VET Recruiter serves Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Nutraceutical, and Pet Food companies, as well as companies involved with Food Safety Diagnostics, Pathogen Control, Animal Safety and Diagnostics, and Capital Equipment. We also serve suppliers, feed ingredient and feed manufacturers, manufacturers of trace minerals and feed additives, Distribution companies, Genomics companies, and Emerging Technology Development companies. In addition, our clients include both corporate and private veterinary practices.

Second, we have relationships with top talent and up-and-coming talent in the marketplace and can quickly and effectively locate qualified candidates for your critical job openings.

Third, we are experts in the search process since that is what we do on a daily basis, and to put it in simplest terms, we are pros at it. We believe that employers should spend their time on what they do best, which is running and managing their business, and leave the search and recruiting to those professionals who are experts in the search process. If you needed a new roof on your home, would you attempt to do it yourself or would you hire an expert roofing company to do it for you? It’s the same with regards to recruiting. Should you attempt to do it yourself or leave it to the professionals? We think you should leave it in the hands of professionals who will do all of the leg work for you, freeing up your time to do what you do best.

Fourth, The VET Recruiter has a simple mission: to help our clients and candidates achieve their goals by building long-term relationships based on trust, professionalism, and results. Our mission is to help Animal Health companies and organizations hire top talent, which helps them increase their bottom line on a global basis, while also helping Animal Health professionals attain career-enhancing opportunities that allow them to achieve the quality of life they seek. Our passion is to solve problems and to help others succeed.

Fifth, we have high standards for performance. We are results-oriented, hard-working professionals who only recommend the best qualified candidates to our clients.

And finally, The VET Recruiter offers several options to employers, including retained search, contingency, search, and a hybrid option as well. In addition to executive search, we now provide a full range of consulting services, including succession planning, general consulting, business development and help with mergers and acquisitions. At the VET Recruiter, we take the executive search and recruiting business, the future of our company, and our clients’ success very seriously. We have many repeat clients, some we have had for more than 20 years.

For more information about The VET Recruiter’s Animal Health recruiting services, click here to request a FREE consultation. You can also click here to get a quote regarding our services for employers.

The VET Recruiter: #1 in Animal Health Recruiting

Why is The VET Recruiter #1 in Animal Health recruiting? In addition to all of the reasons already discussed, we specialize in executive recruiting at the C-level, handling placements for Board of Directors Members, Presidents and General Managers, Vice Presidents, Directors, mid-level management, and individual contributors. In addition, The VET Recruiter also places Animal Scientists, as well as professionals working in Sales and Marketing, Research and Development, Business Development, Operations, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, and Professional Services. We also work cross functionally and place leadership professionals in Animal Health manufacturing plants.

During the course of helping our clients with their hiring needs, The VET Recruiter has placed hundreds of professionals within specific positions. Below are examples of our placements within the Animal Health industry:

  • Board of Directors Members
  • Advisory Board Members
  • President of Animal Health company
  • Investor
  • General Manager U.S. Companion Animal Business
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Veterinary Officer
  • Chief of Staff
  • Head of Research and Development
  • Head of Regulatory Affairs
  • Vice President of Animal Health
  • Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
  • Vice President of Sales
  • Vice President of Marketing
  • Vice President of Products
  • Vice President and Clinical Veterinarian
  • Commercial Director U.S. Operations
  • Associate Director of Vaccine Design Group
  • Director of Business Development
  • Director of Business Development
  • Director of Veterinary Technical Services
  • Director of Veterinary Biologics
  • Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
  • Director of Product Development
  • Director of Safety and Efficacy
  • Director of Pharmacovigilance
  • Director of Genetics
  • Director of Animal and Public Health/Public Policy
  • Director of Animal Health/Zoo Veterinarian
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director Convention & Meeting Planning Division
  • Division Director Membership & Field Services Division
  • Director of Communication
  • Director of Sales
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Diagnostic Sales Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Brand Manager-Direct Response
  • Sales Representative
  • Specialty Sales Representative
  • Diagnostic Sales Representative
  • Pet Food Sales Representative
  • Technical Services Veterinarian
  • Scientific Services Veterinarian
  • Professional Services Veterinarian
  • Swine Technical Services Veterinarian
  • Poultry Technical Services Veterinarian
  • Bovine Technical Services Veterinarian
  • Specialty Account Veterinarian
  • Manager of Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacovigilance Veterinarian
  • Lab Animal Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Product Development Manager
  • Immunologist
  • Senior Principal Scientist
  • Medical Director
  • Clinical Veterinarian
  • Emergency Veterinarian
  • Feline Veterinarian
  • Board Certified Veterinary Oncologist
  • Board Certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist
  • Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist

If you have an Animal Health need that falls in line with any of the positions listed above, please don’t hesitate to contact The VET Recruiter. We are eager to discuss your organization’s needs and how we can meet them.

The VET Recruiter is a full-service executive search firm specializing in the Animal Health industry. While the VET Recruiter conducts the majority of its business in the United States and Canada, we have also handled Veterinary and Animal Health search assignments in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. The bottom line is that we pride ourselves in helping our clients locate and hire the best talent for their specific needs, no matter where those clients are located and no matter what their needs are.

Specifically, The VET Recruiter seeks out the candidates who are qualified for your job opening and makes those candidates aware of the opportunity. As a result, we save you the time and legwork, thereby freeing you up to do what you do best, which is running your business while you leave the search and recruiting process to us.

With our singular focus on the Animal Health industry and the Veterinary Industry, there is no firm better connected in this market. Whether you need to hire one person or a team of people or you’re looking to make your next career move, no one can help you achieve your goals more quickly and effectively than The VET Recruiter.

This is how the VET Recruiter can benefit you, the employer, and why you should consider using our firm as your Animal Health executive recruiter.

With that in mind, there are three links below. The first one is for those employers who would like to submit a search assignment to The VET Recruiter. The second one is a request for a consultation to discuss the services that we provide to employers. The third link is for requesting a quote regarding our services.


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We at The VET Recruiter have been proudly serving employers in the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession for more than 20 years, and we look forward to serving the hiring needs of your Animal Health or Veterinary organization!

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Contact us today for more information about how we can be your organization’s Animal Health executive recruiter. You can also call (918) 488-3901 or (800) 436-0490 or send an email to stacy@thevetrecruiter.com.

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