Banfield Pet Hospital and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) have partnered to launch the VMX Virtual Job Fair, to be held online June 24 at 3 p.m. EDT. The idea is to connect prospective employers and job seekers in the veterinary community. Along with Banfield, participating organizations include Petco and VCA Animal Hospitals, among others.
"Even in today’s extreme economic times, the veterinary industry continues to be in a hiring mode with thousands of open positions for veterinary professionals worldwide," said Gene O’Neill, CEO of NAVC in Orlando, Fla. "The challenge is, how to connect job seekers with hiring organizations when travel and the conferences which usually unite them are on hold. Veterinary professionals who are looking for a job and those who are hiring can meet virtually and experience all that they normally would at an industry conference job fair through the VMX Virtual technology we introduced earlier this year in a break-through move for the trade show industry. NAVC is extremely excited to help veterinary professionals explore and land jobs by taking this technology to the next level and applying it to job fairs."
VMX Virtual uses advanced gamification and simulation technology to recreate the experience of being at a live event, according to officials.
"Job seekers and other participants in the job fair will be immersed in an interactive 3D environment where they can move through and explore each sponsoring company’s virtual booth as if they were physically there," officials said. "Job Fair participants will be able to talk live with company representatives, view and download content, watch webinars and videos and collect information in their ‘virtual backpack.’"
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Banfield Pet Hospital, which is based in Portland, Ore., and part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, has more than 1,000 general veterinary hospitals in 42 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.