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Veterinarian Staffing

Veterinarian staffing is one of the most urgent needs in the employment marketplace right now. That’s because the Veterinary space is experiencing a worker and talent shortage not seen before by those working in the profession. Because of the lack of qualified candidates, coupled with rising demand for Veterinary products and services, Veterinary organizations and other employers are finding it difficult to hire the number and the quality of candidates that they want to hire.

There have been a number of factors contributing to the workers and talent shortage in the Veterinary profession. There was a lack of candidates prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand was already outstripping supply. Job openings in the profession were continuing to increase on a year-over-year basis, in large part because demand for Veterinary products has been increasing. At the same time, Veterinary schools were not producing enough graduates to compensate for that increase.

During the pandemic, people who previously did not own pets decided to adopt a pet and people who already owned pets decided to acquire another one (or more than one). In addition, since people where spending so much time at home with their pets, they were much more in tune with their health and well-being. As a result, they took their pets to their veterinarian on a more consistent basis.

Ultimately, all of this has resulted in the need for Veterinary staffing services for Veterinary practices and Veterinary organizations that are in dire need of finding and hiring high-quality candidates to fill their open positions. For more than 20 years, The VET Recruiter has been a worldwide leader in veterinarian staffing and executive search for the Veterinary profession and Animal Health industry. We have helped countless Veterinary practices and Animal Health employers in the United States and Canada find high-quality candidates, but we’ve also conducted veterinarian search assignments in other parts of the world.

At The VET Recruiter, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch veterinarian staffing services to clients, throughout the United States and Canada as well as sometimes in other parts of the world.

The future of veterinarian staffing

Although the market is historically tight for talent in the Veterinary profession, it might become even tighter in the years to ahead. According to the latest information released by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the Veterinary profession are projected to grow by 17% between the years 2020 and 2030. This means that there will be 17% more job openings in the Veterinary profession at the beginning of 2030 than there were at the end of 2020. This percentage has remained largely unchanged during the past several years, meaning that the profession has continued to grow in the face of challenging world conditions.

While there may be 17% more job openings by the year 2030, it does not necessarily mean that there will be 17% more candidates in the job market by that time. In fact, it’s almost a certainty that there will not, once again underscoring the importance of veterinarian staffing services. Not only that, but it is expected that people will spend at least as much on their pets during the same time period. In fact, they might continue to spend more on a year-over-year basis, meaning that demand will continue to increase, contributing to even more demand for Veterinary products and services and making the worker and talent shortage more severe than it already would have been.

The VET Recruiter has emerged as a leader in veterinarian staffing, since 1997, continually sourcing and recruiting the very best talent in the employment marketplace and the Veterinary profession. Our experience, our expertise, and our commitment to excellence are all reasons why Animal Health and Veterinary clients continue to work with us and enlist our services to help them fill their most important, high-level positions.

The future of veterinarian staffing

Although the market is historically tight for talent in the Veterinary profession, it might become even tighter in the years to ahead. According to the latest information released by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the Veterinary profession are projected to grow by 17% between the years 2020 and 2030. This means that there will be 17% more job openings in the Veterinary profession at the beginning of 2030 than there were at the end of 2020. This percentage has remained largely unchanged during the past several years, meaning that the profession has continued to grow in the face of challenging world conditions.

While there may be 17% more job openings by the year 2030, it does not necessarily mean that there will be 17% more candidates in the job market by that time. In fact, it’s almost a certainty that there will not, once again underscoring the importance of veterinarian staffing services. Not only that, but it is expected that people will spend at least as much on their pets during the same time period. In fact, they might continue to spend more on a year-over-year basis, meaning that demand will continue to increase, contributing to even more demand for Veterinary products and services and making the worker and talent shortage more severe than it already would have been.

The VET Recruiter has emerged as a leader in veterinarian staffing, since 1997, continually sourcing and recruiting the very best talent in the employment marketplace and the Veterinary profession. Our experience, our expertise, and our commitment to excellence are all reasons why Animal Health and Veterinary clients continue to work with us and enlist our services to help them fill their most important, high-level positions.

Veterinarian staffing solutions for hiring top talent

As outlined above, veterinarian staffing in today’s competitive marketplace is not easy. Qualified candidates are not easy to find, and they’re even more difficult to engage and hire. That’s why using a firm that provides top-notch veterinarian staffing services like The VET Recruiter is a winning strategy. It gives you a competitive edge over other practices and employers in the job market.

The VET Recruiter offers a wide range of Veterinary staffing solutions to employers. Those solutions include the following:

  • Retained/executive search
  • Contingency search
  • Contract veterinarian staffing
  • Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
  • Consulting services
  • Succession planning

If you need more information about any of these services, we encourage you to contact us. We would love to discuss who we can help you and your organization.

Click here to see examples of The VET Recruiter’s placements. These are all examples of real positions we have filled in the Veterinary profession.

Click here to see our recruiting process for veterinarian staffing.

The VET Recruiter has a 20+ year track record of success recruiting in the Veterinary profession. Click here to learn more about why you should consider using The VET Recruiter for your hiring needs.

Contact us today for more information about The VET Recruiter’s services for employers by calling (918) 488-3901 or (800) 436-0490 or by sending an email to stacy@thevetrecruiter.com.