Meet Our Vet Recruiters

Connected Care, Autonomy and Professional Growth

Destination Pet is dedicated to elevating the lives of pet families through our Connected Care approach which focuses on the total wellbeing of the pet. Unlike other companies, we empower our clinical experts to define the best approach to veterinary care while we take care of the business. Our job is to handle the administrative side of running a veterinary practice so that you can focus all of your energy on providing exceptional care. In addition, we give you opportunities to grow. Grow your skillset, your practice and your career. Anything is possible when you Join The Pack at Destination Pet.

Meet Our Recruiters

Sarah McDowell

Sarah McDowell

DVM Acquisitions

Sarah is an animal lover with two cats named after favorite foods – Mozzarella and Macaroni. She has experience recruiting for a broad spectrum of veterinary roles including Kennel Assistants, Medical Directors, and IT Specialists.

Why I love what I do:

“I'm passionate about veterinary recruiting because I have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of animals and the incredible humans who take care of them.  My responsibility as a recruiter is to advocate for veterinary professionals and match them with their dream jobs.”

Why I love Destination Pet

“At Destination Pet our One Pack culture offers a positive working environment for the greater good of the team, our pet families and our communities. On top of that, we are willing to put our money where our mouth is with benefits like student loan assistance and plenty of paid time off to offer good quality of life for our veterinary professionals.”

Contact Me

Phone: 207-944-2572
Email: sarah.mcdowell@destpet.com

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

Director of DVM Acquisitions

Kathryn grew up in Choctaw Nation in Northern Oklahoma with every type of animal imaginable. She shares her home with a 7-year-old Blue Throat Macaw, who loves to join in meetings and phone calls when available.

Why I love what I do:

Kathryn got her first job in 1994 with the SPCA and never stopped working in vet med. She grew her veterinary skillset and began working as a hospital administrator for various GP, Specialty, and Emergency Hospitals in the Austin, TX area. She started recruiting veterinarians nationally in 2017 and quickly jumped into specialty recruiting. She joined the Destination Pet Pack in February of 2021 and became Director of DVM Recruitment in 2022.

Why I Love Destination Pet:

I love being part of the team of Destination Pet because the company truly seeks to identify each team members unique qualities and let the opportunities flourish. Our growth has been accomplished by some of the best people in animal care industries and it feels great to be a part of such build such wonderful and unique teams.

Contact Me

Phone: 512-828-1716
Email: Kathryn.smith@destpet.com

Contact Our Recruiters

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