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The 5 Best Veterinary Job Boards in 2022

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Our industry is becoming increasingly reliant on digital spaces, and our workforce is more tech-savvy, with 35% of veterinarians in the U.S. being millennials (and those numbers being larger for support roles). 

With this in mind, veterinary practices must adapt and become adept in this digital world. 

People only know you’re hiring if you meet them where they are. 

Below, we’ve listed the top 5 places to post your jobs and the benefits of each (ranked by priority):

1. Scout by hound

https://hound.vet/scout

Price: 

$100/user/month

(free profile creation, unlimited job postings, searches, and hires)

Details:

  • ✅ Candidate Demographics: Veterinary-specific, so the candidates are quality
  • ✅ Outbound Recruiting: Provides a free, searchable directory of candidates
  • ✅ Ease of Communication: In-app chat and recruiting on paid plan (no getting lost in email inboxes)
  • Extras: Matching algorithm, photo uploads, and culture descriptions (and customized job promotions for an additional fee)

2. Indeed

https://www.indeed.com/hire

Price: 

averages ~$200/job posting + $100/month subscription

(pricing is dependent on your area, therefore making it hard to calculate MoM)

Details: 

  • ❌ Candidate Demographics: General population, meaning candidates are often lower quality (but still the most widely used in the industry)
  • ✅ Outbound Recruiting: Can get contact details and invite to apply, but only on paid plans
  • ⚠️ Ease of Communication: All contact takes place over email
  • Extras: Lots of free recruiting resources for beginners
Want tips on making your job postings pop off the page? Read more here.

3. AVMA Veterinary Career Center

https://jobs.avma.org/jobs

Price: 

starts at $193/job posting

(prices have a limit for how long postings are active, and prices are higher for non-AVMA members)

Details: 

  • ⚠️ Candidate Demographics: Veterinary-specific, but a smaller candidate pool (<5,000)
  • ⚠️ Outbound Recruiting: Resume repository available with an active, paid job posting
  • ⚠️ Ease of Communication: All contact takes place over email
  • Extras: Video upload for an additional $200/post

4. AAHA Veterinary Jobs

https://careers.aaha.org/

Price: 

starts at $99/job posting

(prices have a limit for how long postings are active, and prices are higher for non-AAHA members)

Details: 

  • ⚠️ Candidate Demographics: Veterinary-specific, but a smaller candidate pool (<5,000)
  • ⚠️ Outbound Recruiting: Can buy resumes for an additional $25/resume
  • ⚠️ Ease of Communication: All contact takes place over email
  • Extras: Newsletter promotion & sponsored posts for additional fees

5. NAVC Retriever

https://retriever.navc.com/

Price: 

$160/practice/month

(unlimited job postings)

Details: 

  • ⚠️ Candidate Demographics: Veterinary-specific, but a smaller candidate pool (<5,000)
  • ❌ Outbound Recruiting: None - only receive contact details after candidate applies
  • ⚠️ Ease of Communication: All contact takes place over email
  • Extras: Photo upload