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Have you been having a lack of response to your perfectly crafted job ad ? There is nothing more frustrating than taking the time and care to craft an engaging job ad and not receive either the volume of candidates or the appropriately skilled candidates. When you have an open job position it’s imperative for your clinic to fill it as fast as possible. These tips will help nudge your previously crafted ad to where it needs to be in...
It is not a surprise to anyone reading this blog that at this current juncture there is a major shortage of veterinarians and veterinary technicians. While you might have experienced this only anecdotally, there is research-based evidence to this shortage. On September 12, 2019, eminent veterinary economist James Lloyd, DVM, Ph.D., presented his research which quantified the number of open veterinary positions on job-seeking sites to the...
As a veterinarian or vet tech, you are likely familiar with one of the more unpleasant aspects of the job: dealing with an angry client. Bringing a sick or injured pet to the vet’s office is hardly anyone’s idea of a good time, and likely the pet owner is already worried about the welfare of their beloved furry friends. Considering the emotional circumstances, being distraught can likely turn to anger or frustrated outbursts when...
Veterinarians and veterinary techs work hard all year long, day and night, to ensure that your beloved pet is taken care of and in the best health. What better time than the holidays to show the vets and vet techs in your life that you value their work and shed a little cheer on their long hard days with some thoughtful, some practical some whimsical, gifts?  Getting a personalized gift is a tough business, and you may be asking...
Even the most routine vet visits can be stressful for both the pet and the owner. No matter how skilled you are as a veterinarian professional, trips to the vet can be scary for our four-legged friends and their anxiety can make their caretakers unhappy. The reality of being a vet or a vet tech is that, no matter how exceptional the care, most pet owners report that their pets hate going to the vet. A good way to decrease the tension of...
A resume is a key component to applying for jobs, but they are not always easy to write. What all should you include in it, and how do you emphasize your skills and strengths can be difficult to determine. This is the first thing a prospective employer will see about you, so it is important to make your resume stand out. Here are some tips for putting together a great resume. Contact Information Your name, phone number, and email...
You’ll come across every type of customer or client in any business, but veterinarians deal with some unique situations that take certain skills to master. Knowing how to deal with the many different customers you’ll come across will help you maintain a reputable business.  You’ll also find it easier to retain customers by making them feel comfortable with your services. Being a veterinarian requires you to be...
Marketing and reputation management are key factors to being a successful business owner. Most veterinarians are attracted to the career for their love of biology, medicine, and animals, rather than a love for marketing and promotion.  Whether you like it or not, owning your own veterinary practice will require strategic marketing and good customer service. This will prove to be essential when growing your business with new clientele,...
If you’re an animal lover and looking for a career that you love just as much, being a veterinarian could be just what you need. There’s a reason it’s known as one of the most rewarding and popular careers today.  Becoming a vet requires about 7-9 years of college and will require long days, but none of that will bother you when you’re doing what you love. The truth is there are many reasons why you should...
Many people dream of spending time traveling, but they often do not get to do as much as they would like because of the impact it could have on their careers. Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs for veterinarians that can be found abroad, ranging from working at zoos, in small clinics, or even something in the remote wilderness. What can you do for animals abroad? While the specific tasks you may do for animals overseas are the ones...
Our lives are changing every day and sometimes it forces us to make difficult decisions. In regards to wanting -- or needing -- to look for work in a different state than you’re currently living in, there are many reasons why one would be put in that position.  Maybe you are just looking for a change of scenery and want to find something new. Maybe there’s a shortage of work in the area you currently live in, or maybe you...
Generation Y, more commonly known as millennials, are a huge generation, and there are a lot of millennials that are in the veterinary industry. There is a generational divide between the millennials and the baby boomers, which is often commented upon by the media, and it can make it difficult for the people on either side of this generational divide to work together. As a result, the old strategies used to attract employees may not be having...