Hound and the NAVC Partner to Equip Veterinary Practices and Professionals with innovative Recruiting, Relief, and Retention Software

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Denver, CO. (January 10, 2024) –  Hound, a leader in veterinary talent software, and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), the world’s leading provider of continuing education for veterinary professionals, today announced a groundbreaking partnership. This collaboration aims to transform the landscape of veterinary recruiting, relief, and retention with cutting-edge software solutions, benefiting veterinary workers and employers nationwide.

This strategic alliance leverages Hound's advanced HR technology and NAVC's extensive global network within the veterinary community. The partnership is set to address the unique challenges faced by veterinary professionals in finding suitable employment opportunities and by employers in attracting and retaining top talent.

“Through this partnership with NAVC, we are excited to bring a new dimension of efficiency and effectiveness to the candidate and employee experience,” said Andrew Luna, CEO of Hound. “Our leading suite of recruiting, relief, and retention software is designed to meet the specific needs of the veterinary industry. We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of veterinary practices and the caring people who have dedicated their careers to serving pets.”

“Hound’s vision of ‘A pet care collective of happy, hardworking humans’ is a natural fit with NAVC’s vision of ‘A world in which the veterinary healthcare team thrives,’ said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill. “We are thrilled to partner with Hound and offer these tools to our community.”

The partnership will introduce a range of innovative tools and platforms designed to streamline the job search and hiring process, locum and per diem relief support, and employee retention initiatives. These solutions have been proven to positively impact the veterinary sector, enhancing career opportunities and satisfaction for workers, plus practice performance for veterinary employers.

About Hound

Hound is a leading veterinary work platform. We are building technology to modernize veterinary job search and hiring, relief shift coverage, employee engagement and retention, and access to care. Our software helps veterinary professionals work how they want, love their work, and care for more pets. Thousands of veterinary hospitals across the US partner with Hound to create excellent candidate and employee experiences. Learn more at

About the NAVC

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about the NAVC’s products and brands, visit To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit

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