Full Time Small Animal Veterinarian. Companion Animal Practice in north Florida
Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital is seeking an associate veterinarian to join our 4 doctor practice. We are located in a rural setting in beautiful Wakulla County, just south of Tallahassee. Our county is mostly rural, including State Parks, National Forest and the beautiful, 68,000 acre St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. We have a new, paved bike trail that will soon circle the entire county, through scienic wilderness. Fresh and saltwater fishing, hunting, kayaking numerous spring fed rivers offer recreational opportunities that are a very short drive from the hospital.
Our hospital is a modern, 5,000 square ft facility that is less than 3 years old. Unlike most veterinary hospitals, we are only open 8:00 to 5:00 Monday – Friday. We believe in saving the weekends for family and personal life, not clinical work. We are a practice that is community oriented, less than 10 years old and highly respected by our clientele and community.
In addition to medical and surgical care for the companion animals of our clients, we also provide both medical and surgical care for the dogs and cats in our local shelter as a community service. We are also honored to provide veterinary care for the complete collection of animals at the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History; mostly native species of wildlife. Our hospital also provides support for wildlife rehab facilities. Additionally, Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital is proud to serve as the primary care center for the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab’s injured or stranded Sea Turtles.
Our in-house lab suite is complete, including Idexx full serum chemistry, CBC, Urine and urine sediment analyzers as well as the VetScan system capable of full panels on samples less than 1 drop. Our radiograpy suite is digital and top quality and our dental suite is less than a year old.
Surgical services at our hospital include all routine soft tissue surgeries as well as orthopedic and neurosurgery. A great opportunity exists for a veterinarian who would like to learn and advance their surgical skills to more comples procedures under the guidance of our surgeon.
Monetary compensation is commission based. A competent veterinarian working a 5 day week (no weekends) should expect to earn over $100K. A four day work week is acceptable if desired. We offer a 401K program with 3% match, provide professional liability insurance, local, state and national dues.
About Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital
Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital is a 9year old small animal practice in a community 15 miles south of Tallahassee Florida. We provide quality care for our patients in a relaxed atmosphere of genuine concern for the well being of our patients and our clients.
We have recently moved into our new 5,000 sq. foot small animal hospital. We provide care for our community's dogs and cats, as well as a few goats and "pocket pets". We also provide pro bono medical and surgical care to injured wildlife and sea turtles as well as a number of wildlife zoo specimens at the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History.
Our hospital is open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F. Our clients understand our need to enjoy a life outside the practice. We do not provide boarding or grooming, just compassionate veterinary medicine and surgery.
We are located on US 98 Florida's Scenic Coastal Highway next door to the beautiful St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. 65% of the land in Wakulla County is either State Forest, National Forest or National Wildlife Refuge. Our area is known as Florida's Forgotten Coast. Our schools are consistently rated in the top 10% in the state.
Fishing is great, many bike trails, hiking and kayaking on our crystal clear spring-fed rivers are a few of our pastimes.