This is a unique opening. Salida Veterinary Hospital is a fully equipped small animal practice located in Salida, CO. This position is for an experienced veterinarian who wants to work 3 days per week. Skills needed are; excellent client communication skills, being likeable, having the ability to perform medical diagnostics & treatments and routine surgeries and dentals. Advanced surgical skill is welcomed but not necessary. Our hours are 8-5 M-F. We are "closed" from noon to 2p but that is a time for lunch and catch up. If all is caught up it's a 2 hour lunch. Client communication by phone or record keeping frequently extends to 6pm. This is a 1 doctor practice currently. This new position would require a commitment to every Friday. The other 2 days of the work week would be whenever you want them -chosen a month in advance for scheduling reasons. Holiday details can be worked out in person.
The unique aspect of this position is that we have an apartment that will be provided (with all utilities paid except phone). The apartment has been recently completely remodeled and includes all appliances. The apartment is on the ground floor and is physically part of the hospital (with external entry -no direct entry into hospital).
This opportunity does not appeal to all people. This would be a great position for someone who would appreciate 4 day weekends in one of the prettiest, most desirable mountain valleys in Colorado.
Pay is $300 per day, three days per week. If it is financially solvent to increase days worked that avenue could be explored. Emergency work is completely optional. If you take and emergency you will receive 50% of the bill (minus the tax on profit). In the summer one could easily see 6 or more emergencies per weekend. During off seasons there would be less opportunity for emergency work.
With the housing provided this position would offer someone to work 3 days a week and make an equivalent of $60k/year. This position may appeal to someone who has a strong pull to outdoor activities or to a person without much debt that would like to step out of the big city.
Position could be filled as soon as possible.
Three days per week (every Friday) other days are up to individual.
Medical and surgical experience -competency in routine cases.
Additional Salary Information: $300 per day three days per week plus free housing that includes all utilities. No commute to work, 50% compensation on any emergency.
About Salida Veterinary Hospital
Salida Veterinary Hospital is currently a single doctor small animal only facility. It is located in Salida, Colorado -a fine little mountain town. The practice is well equipped for medicine, surgery, dentistry, labs, and CR radiology. We use Cornerstone and Idexx machines.