VetCor Adds Three New Recruiters to the Team

We are thrilled to introduce our three new VetCor Talent Recruiters - Carol Seiler, Jess Bird, and Lindsay O'Grady who along with Lauren Owens, form our growing recruiting team to better serve the needs of our hospitals.

Carol Seiler

Carol has been with us since Mountain Shadow Veterinary Hospital in Schuylkill Haven, PA, joined VetCor in 2000. She went on to become a VetCor Regional Trainer for Pennsylvania and New Jersey practices, and four years ago she became a Regional Manager for those regions.Carol’s outgoing and approachable personality makes her a natural fit for our Talent Recruiting team.


  • Carol enjoys being outside and especially enjoys to kayak and hike. Her spring goal is to walk the Pennsylvania portion of the Appalachian Trail!
  • Carol's favorite hiking buddy is her Boston Terrier, Lola. Perhaps "hike" is an ambitious word - Lola really likes to walk or be carried!
  • Carol and her husband will be "checking one off the bucket list" this year by visiting Europe and sailing in Greece.
  • She has two grown sons who she loves to spend time with, but the real "favorite" is her grandson, Jack.


Jess Bird

Jess has been a technician since 1999. She began her career with VetCor as Hospital Manager at Barnstable Animal Hospital in Hyannis, MA. Prior to VetCor, her career also included being the surgical floor Supervisor/Department Head at a 24-hour emergency specialty hospital, and managing recruiting and HR for 5 practices in Cape Cod, MA. We are happy to have her friendly character and HR experience as part of our Talent Recruiting team.


  • Jess basically owns a small farm! She has four dogs: 2 Frenchies, Frances Bean and Beatrice, a hound mix, Scup, and a border collie mix, Angie. Plus she has a variety of ducks and chickens and a bunny named Princess Ella.
  • In her spare time, Jess is an avid downhill skier and equestrian.
  • Jess competes in the Tough Mudder races and enjoying paddleboarding with the Frenchies.
  • Jess loves spending as much time as possible with her husband, Rob, and daughter, Avery.


Lauren Owens

For the past four years, Lauren Owens has been the sole Talent Recruiter for VetCor. She has built an incredible foundation for the VetCor Talent Recruiting team, and we look forward to seeing her, Carol, Lindsay and Jessica continue to build strong relationships with key veterinary schools, grow our externship programs, and assist each VetCor practice with all of their recruiting needs.


  • The apple of Lauren's eye is her adorable, red-headed, 2-year-old daughter, Ava.
  • She's a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan.
  • Lauren is a great cook! Her crowd-pleasing dish is chicken piccata.
  • Lauren has a secret obsession with British TV shows including the Great British Bakeoff, Call the Midwife, Downtown Abby and Broadchurch.


Lindsay O'Grady

Lindsay started with VetCor as a Hospital Manager at Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic in Portland, ME in 2011. Before that, she was a specialty tech at MSPCA-Angell in Boston, MA, and a Surgery/ECC tech at the same Cape Cod emergency hospital as Jess. Over the years, Lindsay has worn many hats at VetCor, including Regional Manager, Acquisitions Manager, and she has also worked on special practice development projects that tie a lot of those departments together. Lindsay’s natural networking skills and great relationships with our existing hospitals makes her the perfect addition to the Talent Recruiting Team.


  • Lindsay’s two young boys, Rory and Seamus, always keep her on her toes. When she’s not wrangling the boys, she is playing with her two dogs, Clementine and Rooney.
  • Lindsay, a native New-Englander now living in Texas, actually misses the snow and winter sports season (snowboarding primarily) of New England!
  • In the past 10 years, Lindsay has lived in 5 states but regardless of where life takes her, she has always represented her favorite sports teams; the Red Sox and New England Patriots.