Ever hear of Horse Side Vet Guide? It is an encyclopedia of horse health I created for horse people. The HSVG app has been downloaded in 77 countries and the website is one of the most highly regarded in the industry. Here is my explanation for vets: https://horsesidevetguide.com/for-vets The web is informing (and misinforming) our equine caretaker clients. The practice of equine veterinary medicine must change to accommodate that. PROPERLY informed equine caretakers make equine health decisions that help their horses. They also make the best veterinary clients, and HSVG informs owners in the Vet-Client-Patient relationship (VCPR) like nothing else. I created it because I wanted to improve upon the equine vet practice model as it exists.
I am Doug Thal DVM DABVP. I have been in practice 26 years, and I am looking for inspired vets to help me develop and change our vet practice: provide exemplary client service, and help build and deliver the HSVG model, which integrates perfectly with the rapid development of telemedicine.
As it is, our practice is a well-equipped, 2-doctor, progressive referral practice with a full hospital and a small primary-care ambulatory practice. We have a great reputation in our region. (look up Thal Equine on Google and see our reviews). About 50% of our cases are referrals from vets from a region from southern Colorado to Southern NM. We hope to expand that.
Much of what we see are the challenging and interesting cases- complex lameness, difficult sinus and dental cases, difficult medical cases, elective and colic surgery, and more. We have a modest ambulatory practice, limited to horse owners who understand our approach and who want to be the very best equine caretakers they can be. The population of horses we see is a mix of English and Western performance, pleasure and backyard horses
Our emphasis is on excellent client service, horsemanship, exemplary client communication, and life balance for our team members.
The practice itself is located on a scenic 50-acre equine facility. We have state of the art DR, digital ultrasound, endoscopy and a full surgical facility, and a very well-equipped mobile unit.
A position with Thal Equine will allow you to practice high-quality medicine/surgery in a progressive practice. You will have the opportunity for quality of life. You will live in a quieter, but very scenic part of the west- a desirable place to be- rich in culture and outdoor recreation. You will be working in a practice model that encourages you to experience that! There will also be opportunity for practice buy-in.
Ideal applicants will be experienced, confident clinicians, and quiet, competent horse handlers. They will be self-motivated practice builders. I would like to find an ACVS surgeon, but I am open to lots of possibilities and skill sets. I am also open to someone with less experience, but a hunger to learn, improve and take on more responsibility. I am also looking for an intern at this time.
The compensation package will be competitive- a base salary, percentage of production, and benefits. It will be commensurate with experience and fit to practice. We can customize your schedule to your needs and wants. It can be part-time or full time. We will provide housing on site or a stipend for housing nearby.
Questions? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideally, I would hire an experienced, highly-skilled surgeon and practitioner who is looking to only work part-time (intensely)and spend the majority of their time doing other things.
But I will consider someone with less experience, but who has a hunger to learn, develop their skills, and wants to take on more challenging cases.
I also need to find an intern.
Preferred applicants will have these skills:
Surgery. I will prefer someone (but it is not required) who is proficient at surgery, including colic surgery. Ideally, you would be willing to take on a colic surgery or other surgical emergency, working with a trained staff. You might not have a surgical assistant, or might have an intern only.
Ideally, you could confidently take on almost any equine emergency, and at least route it to an appropriate provider. ( or be willing to learn to do this)
Excellent lameness and performance horse work, including confidence taking and interpreting radiographs, ultrasound, and specialized performance horse diagnostics and treatment.
Excellent interpersonal client and staff skills.
ideally you help build relationships and be a rain-maker for the practice, during the periods of time that you do work. Your name and reputation alone needs to garner respect for and potentially bring business to the practice.
Additional Salary Information: $350.00/day base plus 23% production beyond $1000.00 collected. 100% emergency fees collected. $1000.00 bonus for each colic surgery performed when I am not around. AAEP reg fee, $1000 CE allowance. PLIT.
About Thal Equine
We are a regional full-service equine hospital, with ambulatory capabilities, serving central NM and southern Colorado. The hospital is located in a relatively rural area, on a 50-acre horse property 10 minutes south of Santa Fe. We have state of the art diagnostic and surgical capabilities. The caseload is approximately 50% primary care and 50% referral The practice has been in business 22 years, and has an excellent reputation. Learn more at www.thalequine.com Dr Thal also created Horse Side Vet Guide, www.horsesidevetguide.com to provide equine caretakers with knowledge framed in the VCPR.