Tech Connections Program

Tech Connection Program ParticipantsHiring great people is an important part of the Life at VetCor program. And focusing on technician recruiting and development is a significant part of that program. We listened to what our teams had to say after Survey de Mayo, and a recurring theme that came up time and again was the struggle to hire technicians.

Cathy Doucette, the head technician at Kingston Animal Hospital in MA, participated in an internship with the Hingham office this summer focusing on technician recruiting to find the best ways to attract, hire, and retain quality veterinary technicians. She reached out to AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology programs in our states to start building long-term contacts and relationships with VetCor.

She has been piloting a program called Tech Connections here in New England for the last few months, which includes:

  • Offering technicians at nearby VetCor practices the opportunity to explore another VetCor practice, to experience a different working environment and to help build relationships with a sister hospital
  • Creating connections between practices and local AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology programs to provide externship opportunities at our practices
  • Asking technicians to become School Ambassadors to their alma mater to create stronger relationships between technician schools and our practices 

 
Technician recruiting is always a focus for us, and working with schools is a key part of that. We are looking forward to potentially expanding the Tech Connections program in 2018 to assist more of our practices with their recruiting needs.

Tech connection externs