Staffing initiative helps veterinary clinics during COVID-19

Merck Animal Health sponsors IMLocum and gives clinics access to their services free of charge until June 30th, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 situation, Merck Animal Health has sponsored an initiative with IMLocum to give access to their services free of charge until June 30th, 2020 to clinics across Canada. IMLocum connects veterinary clinics with dedicated staff members looking for job opportunities (DVMs, RVTs, Support Staff and students) – a helpful service during these trying times.

COVID-19 has resulted in significant consequences for veterinary clinics, including staffing issues. “During the initial slowdown, some clinics were forced to lay workers off,” says founder and CEO of IMLocum, Ivana Novosel. “On the other hand, clinics like emergency and specialty centers, have experienced a surge in demand, and have had to work understaffed.” The situation is calling for staffing solutions to help clinics deal with these complexities.

This new initiative is available until June 30th, 2020, and will provide veterinary clinics free access to all the locums available in their area. Clinics are encouraged to take advantage of this offer if they are experiencing staff shortage or anticipating a need for temporary help by using “Here2Help2020” code when subscribing to a monthly subscription of choice. There is no long-term commitment and clinics can unsubscribe at any time.

While helping clinics find the staff they need on-demand, IMLocum is also hoping to help the veterinary professionals. Many professionals have been laid-off or are currently working reduced hours and are looking for opportunities to help supplement their income. IMLocum provides an easy and efficient way to match those veterinary institutions looking for skilled workers with the professionals looking for work – at no cost to veterinary professionals. A win-win solution.

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