Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, will hold the VMX Virtual Job Fair on June 24 to connect veterinary professionals worldwide with leading organizations seeking to fill more than 2,500 positions in the veterinary profession.
Using advanced simulation technology, the platform recreates the experience of a live, face-to-face job fair. Job seekers can move through the 3D, interactive VMX Virtual platform, explore each hiring organization’s custom-designed virtual booth and meet with recruiters as if they were physically there.
Banfield Pet Hospital, Petco, VCA Animal Hospitals, The Vet Recruiter, Christian Veterinary Mission and NAVC Retriever are among the hiring organizations participating in the job fair, with opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, practice managers and veterinary students.
“Veterinary conferences traditionally provide the venue for job seekers and hiring organizations to meet, but with so many conferences canceled this year, that opportunity has been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gene O’Neill, CEO of the NAVC. “The VMX Virtual Job Fair will bridge that gap and connect job seekers worldwide with hiring organizations. Veterinary professionals who are looking for a job and those who are hiring can virtually meet and experience all that they normally would at a live industry event using this breakthrough technology.”
The NAVC deployed VMX Virtual earlier this year at VMX 2020. The technology enables visitors to experience life-like booths that are individually designed and engineered to mirror what attendees would see in a live exhibition space, like the VMX Expo Hall in Orlando, Florida, each January.
According to an April 2020 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterinary jobs are expected to grow by 19% from 2018 to 2028, with 15,000 new jobs added over that period, according to Stacy Pursell, founder and CEO of The Vet Recruiter.
“There is plenty of good news in the veterinary profession in terms of hiring and employment,” said Pursell. “There was a shortage of veterinarians six months ago, and the pandemic didn’t change that. The quality candidates that existed before still exist in the marketplace right now. They did not disappear, and practice owners understand that and are still trying to hire them.”
The VMX Virtual Job Fair will run from 3 to 6 p.m. EDT on June 24. Job seekers may register for free at navc.com/events/virtual-job-fair.
For more information about how to become a participating company, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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