Stacy Pursell

Stacy Pursell

Stacy Pursell, CPC, CERS, is an internationally respected Executive Search Consultant and Recruiter, based in the United States and ranked in the top 1% of search consultants worldwide. Considered the “go to expert” in the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession for talent centric solutions, Stacy is a workplace/workforce expert, Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS).

Stacy is the founder and CEO of The VET Recruiter and TVR Executive Search, executive search and professional search firms serving the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession. Stacy has 25+ y ears of executive search and recruiting experience in the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession and has placed more professionals in positions in the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession in the United States than any other recruiter. She was the first recruiter to focus exclusively on Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine.

As a thought leader and key opinion leader, Stacy has been quoted in CNN, Money Magazine, Today’s Veterinary Business, AAHA, NAVC, AVMA, DVM 360, VIN, The Fountain Report and Veterinary Practice News.

Stacy’s philanthropic experience includes her currently serving as an Advisory Board Member for the Professional Science Master’s programs (PSM) at Kansas State University’s Olathe campus and previously serving on the board of directors of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). She is also on the Kansas Biosciences Workforce Committee.


Recent Posts

The Veterinary profession, often perceived as a stalwart pillar within the broader job market, displays remarkable resilience in the face of economic turmoil. And that has once again been the case in recent months, as other industries and professions have endured layoffs. In fact, this article chronicles the timeline of layoffs in the IT industry […]

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The economy, the job market, the Animal Health industry and the Veterinary profession have all been on a “roller coaster” during the past four years. Since 2020, we’ve experienced a worldwide pandemic with associated lockdowns, a “mini recession,” a hiring boom following the lifting of the lockdowns, and the Great Resignation. And now, on April […]

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I have written on multiple occasions about the current shortage of veterinarians in the Veterinary profession, including for this very publication. However, since the shortage has continued (and more than likely will continue), I’d like to address it once again in this article. The debate between addressing the veterinarian shortage versus enhancing practice efficiency has […]

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First, there was the Great Depression. Then, many years later, there was the Great Recession. More recently, there was the Great Resignation. However, in today’s competitive hiring environment—especially within the Veterinary profession—the most important “great” is the experience that employers provide for job candidates during the recruiting and hiring process. Because of multiple factors, not […]

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(Editor’s note: Pictured in the above photo, from left to right, are Dr. Jim Lloyd, Stacy Pursell, Gina Fortunato, and Bruce L. Truman at the Veterinary Innovation Summit.) While the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession have more than their fair share of challenges and obstacles in the present, three recent industry events not only […]

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By Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter   The evolution of the role of women within the Veterinary profession has been a fascinating one. At the inception of the profession, men outnumbered women in terms of veterinarians. This was the case within the United States and around the world. This is to be expected, since […]

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