The American Animal Hospital Association acquired the assets of My Veterinary Career, a Danville, Ky.-based recruiter and career manager, AAHA reported.
The acquisition was made in response to the 30 percent turnover rate in the veterinary profession, the AAHA said.
“Veterinary medicine continues to be plagued by high turnover rates,” said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, the American Animal Hospital Association's CEO and executive director. “We know that turnover has many negative effects on a practice, including the bottom line, the culture, patient care and customer service.”
MVC’s 10-person team will remain intact, according to founder Stith Keiser, a former veterinary hospital administrator who will serve with AAHA as business manager for career development.
“AAHA’s staff and reach within the industry will allow MVC to reach a broader population base, and we will continue serving practices of all sizes and specialties in the United States and Canada,” Keiser said.
MVC, founded in 2008, matches veterinary staff and professionals with employers based on personality, goals, communication style and technical skills. The MVC team consists of veterinarians, managers and technicians with backgrounds in small animal, large animal and specialty practices.
More information on My Veterinary Career can be found at MyVeterinaryCareer.com or by calling 877-963-4488.