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RECRUITING · October 29th, 2021

3 Ways We Help Hire Talented Veterinary Technicians

by Danielle DeLapp, CVPM

SENIOR RECRUITING PROGRAMS SPECIALIST (she/her)

Through COVID, curbside, and increased visits, veterinary technicians have not missed a beat in helping our teams provide the best care for patients and clients. But as demand for veterinary services rises, the need for their talent has become more competitive. That’s why our Technician Recruiting team is working to help hospitals fill open positions faster.

Here are three ways we help your practice hire veterinary technicians:

1. We connect with Vet Tech candidates at networking events.

We utilize campus events and career fairs to build strong relationships with technicians and tech students. In the second half of 2021, we participated in 48 campus-focused events (including career fairs) and hosted 20+ NVA-sponsored events. Our goal is to build a funnel of technician students and alumni from across the U.S. and Canada to support short-term and long-term hiring needs. Additionally, we partner with the AVMA and CVMA to deliver resources such as virtual presentations, CE opportunities, externships, and more.

2. We promote open Vet Tech positions through our self-service hiring portal.

The NVA Careers website is powered by a self-service portal that allows you to post any job request, including open technician positions. Once posted, the site automatically feeds your post to all major job boards, including LinkedIn, Indeed, Google, and more. This feature comes with several benefits — at no cost to your practice:

  • Any job posted through the Self-Service Hiring portal is automatically featured on the NVA Careers website
  • After you post those jobs, they will also appear on numerous job boards
  • Candidates can easily apply online
  • Hiring managers can view applications online and manage the entire hiring process digitally

NVA will also promote these open positions at technician schools, conferences (virtual and on-site), and continuing education events.

To get started with the self-service hiring portal, request access on the NVA Recruitment Resources page. The page also includes online training videos, recruiting resources, and a link to request further support.

3. We enhance Vet Tech talent search through personalized consultation services.

As a team, our goal is to learn more about your hospital, assess your hiring strategy, and evaluate how we can maximize your efforts. Through our one-on-one consultation services, we can help you:

  • Edit job descriptions or ads
  • Provide hiring and interview best practices
  • Assess your specific hiring challenges and offer tailored solutions

To request technician hiring support, click here or email us at TechnicianRecruiting@nva.com. Also, please visit our Technician Recruiting Resources page for more resources like job description examples and best practices documents.

The Impact of Our Technician Recruiting Support

Curious about the impact of our services? A recent survey of 150 Hospital Managers revealed many positive results, including:

  • 88% seeing a significant impact on their ability to attract candidates
  • 85% experiencing an increase in qualified candidates
  • 67% hiring one or more technicians due to this support (18% still awaiting results)

And here’s what a few hospital leaders had to say:

  • “Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us and help support our staffing needs – we have hired six techs so far!”
  • “We appreciated you all taking the time to learn about our hospital offerings and the culture before making customized recommendations.”
  • “I truly appreciate the fresh and creative insights this team has provided. This is a great resource for ALL NVA hospitals.”

 

Ready to get started? Our team is always going the extra mile to help you hire the best candidates possible.

Please email us at TechnicianRecruiting@nva.com with any additional questions.

Danielle DeLapp, CVPM

SENIOR RECRUITING PROGRAMS SPECIALIST (she/her)

Support Center | St. Petersburg, FL

Danielle has been a member of NVA’s recruiting team since 2017 and leads efforts in both internship and residency programs as well as technician recruiting. She resides in St. Pete, FL with her wife Angelina, their dog Roxie (aka Piggie) and two cats, Beans and Oyster, who are the true overlords of the home.

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