How to Find The Best Vet Nurses

Finding the most suitable candidates to fit into your practice can be challenging and the vet nurse recruitment process is no exception to the rule.

That’s why, at Langhill VPP, we cover all positions within a veterinary practice including vet nurse jobs.
As with all positions, our consultants will help you find the best candidates for your position.
That is why we screen all your candidates C.V.’s and interview them before we send them to meet you. So that means we take the time to get to know your practice and your processes before we refer candidates to you.

As many professions within the veterinarian practices, vet nurses have different skills so it’s important that these fit in with your practice. For example, a vet nurse who has good secretarial skills might suit a smaller practice better than a bigger one, conversely, a veterinary nurse who has worked with farm animals will be better suited to working in a practice within a rural community.

That is why we recommend taking the time to scan candidates C.V.s carefully to make sure they will fit in.

Take Into Account The Human Aspect In The Vet Nurse Recruitment Process

Whilst a veterinary nurse’s skills are the most important factor to take into account when looking to fill a new position. However, the human aspect is just as important. You must make sure the person you are recruiting will fit into the time at large, particularly as you will be working with them on complex tasks.

There needs to be good communication between all team members, particularly if you are carrying out a surgical procedure. That is why you need to make sure you are recruiting a vet nurse who has good communication skills. Therefore, the human aspect must not be neglected during the vet nurse recruitment process.

Another reason to take into account the human aspect is if the veterinary nurse has to fulfil secretarial tasks such as booking appointments or dispensing medication. This is particularly true if you run a small veterinary practice in which all the staff might have several aspects to their role. So, in this case, flexibility and adaptability would be important skills to take into account.

This means that filling a veterinary nurse position is not always straightforward, so that’s why we take the time to get to know you and your practice before engaging in business with you.

The Skills To Look For

The skills to look for in a vet nurse will fully depend on your practice and the type of animals you treat. That’s why you will need to know what skills the candidate has. This can be done by carefully reviewing the potential candidates C.V. as well as during the interview by asking questions relating to their experience and to their training.

The skills you need to look out for therefore largely depend on the type of cases you are likely to treat. It might also be useful to consider which skills will complement those of your current staff. So, for example, an experienced nurse who has good surgical skills will complement a surgery in which a lot of the staff is either not experienced in the latest surgical procedures.