You’ve likely read the stories, or experienced the reality – small towns, regional cities and rural area veterinary clinics in Australia and abroad are having one heck of a time keeping their clinics staffed, much less finding “heirs” to step in when they’re ready to retire.
One of the key challenges for veterinary practices outside metro areas is competing against the allure of “The Big Smoke” when recruiting new graduates or experienced talent for their vacant positions.
According to the Department of Industry’s 2017 veterinary labour market report, there’s an oversupply of vets seeking work in big-city practices and a shortage in rural areas. —Vet Practice Magazine
No surprises there.
The lack of interest in regional mixed-practice or small animal vet careers isn’t just a frustration for those vet hospitals and clinics looking to hire seasoned and entry-level veterinary pros.
But nobody seems to be listening. In the meantime, veterinary practices want practical solutions to the current hiring crisis, if only so they can maintain their own viability as functioning businesses.
What’s Behind Today’s Regional, Small Town and Mid-size City Vet Shortage? And What CAN We Do to Attract The Right Talent for Our Clinics?
Veterinary Surgeon – Small Animal
Operates clinics in both Vientiane, Laos and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. these hospitals are 100% companion animal practices seeing small animals from all over the world. Clients are a mix of expatriates and locals who place great importance on the health and welfare of their pets. A great work-life balance (4 days on, 3 days off) and a chance to explore Asia.
The right candidate will be someone who is seeking to work within a team of like-minded professionals, who are passionate about standards of care. Well established Veterinary Hospital with 24 Hour Emergency services. Assistance with relocation costs and Visa sponsorship is on the table for local and international candidates.
A highly motivated Veterinarian who wants to develop their veterinary skills in a busy and stimulating environment. Someone with the energy and drive to make a real difference, with a commitment and passion for quality practice and high standards of care, along with a great team spirit. Visa sponsorship and relocation costs reimbursement are available for the ideal candidate.
Senior Internal Medicine Nurse
You have excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and have a passion for outcomes, patient care and excellent clinical service. Excellent remuneration and benefits are on offer along with the opportunity to acquire new and diverse skill sets.
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Pet Obesity Steadily Increases
Pet obesity increased in 2017, affecting 60% of cats and 56% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). APOP’s tenth annual survey revealed opinions of pet owners and veterinary professionals on several pet food issues such as the benefits of corn, dry versus canned foods, whether or not pet food has improved, and the best sources of pet dietary recommendations.
Students spur animal health innovation at hackathon
At the first-ever animal health-focused hackathon conducted in Georgia this past weekend, nearly 100 students applied inspiration and expertise spanning multiple disciplines to develop a number of potential solutions for the care and welfare of pets and livestock.
Ideas ranging from a fitness tracker for owners and their pets to a thermo-detection drone for early identification of sick livestock were developed into four-minute pitches, many of which even featured prototypes developed over the course of the weekend.
Cornell vets perform tricky cardiac procedure on Shepherd puppy
Rex was a candidate for radiofrequency catheter ablation – a complicated, precise procedure performed in only two places in the U.S. – where small areas of the heart muscle are heated through the tip of a catheter to destroy abnormal tissue.
Nurse initiative gains early victory
Ohio is vying to become the first state to make “veterinary nurse” the official title of veterinary technicians. Backers say that formally identifying a qualified team member as a “registered veterinary nurse” rather than as a technician would unify the profession and help correct the misconception that technicians play a minor role in veterinary medicine.
Google Lens Can Now Identify Dog and Cat Breeds
The Google Photos app on Android and iOS devices .is now able to use Google Lens to identify cat and dog breeds in photos. The new breed identification skill seems to work well for purebred dogs, but is more hit or miss for mixed breed dogs
First Video-Based Canadian Veterinary Telehealth Company Launched
As people become more accustomed to receiving virtual medical advice for themselves, they want the same convenience for their pets. In the United States, veterinary telehealth companies — think whiskerDocs and Petzam — have been popping up with relative frequency. Last week, Canada’s first and only telemedicine service to offer on-demand video consultations with veterinarians launched.
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