Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
Canine, Feline, Exotic/Avian
DVM or equivalent
Do you believe in the power of a heartfelt “thank you”? Do you enjoy effortful and meaningful work, where you are encouraged to connect with other vets for case reviews while growing personally and professionally via a supportive community? Do you wish your employers and co-workers believed that having good communication and emotional intelligence was just as important as what we do at work? Do you like working with experienced and enthusiastic technical staff who do as much as they can to support you, so that you can focus on “doctor things”? Would you like to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world (this is not an exaggeration), surrounded by creative-thinking humans and a menagerie of wildlife, where you can sail in saltwater or camp amongst old-growth forests, eating food produced by your neighbors, situated in between two beckoning mountain ranges? Do you like the culture of cities without the headache of living in the congestion? If so, Seattle is a short trip away.
Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital (CVVH) is a 5 DVM two-location practice that is independently-owned by two DVMs (Abbie Doll & Jeff Highbarger) who have worked together in a refreshingly-healthy way since 1998. In 2010, Abbie and Jeff left their AAHA practice in Florida to buy CVVH in 2010, and have since been cultivating their vision of vet med. Each employee of CVVH should strive to provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine possible, while also being committed to caring for the humans (including self) that we work with. In supporting an environment of excellent communication, respect, mindfulness, hard work, and humor, the owners understand that we are each responsible for co-creating a healthy and rewarding work environment. Every member of CVVH’s leadership team upholds themself to the same standards expected from everyone else on the team.
CVVH is a certified Cat-Friendly Practice and we have a growing number of fear-free certified professionals and care in the process of becoming Fear-Free certified practice after having utilized these techniques for many years. We are a tech-savvy practice, using cloud-based management software (EMRs) including SmartFlow integration.
Perks and Such:
Flexible scheduling options
No mandatory “on-call” or after-hours emergency duty
Electronic medical records (EMRs) with cloud storage (accessible from outside the clinic and/or from mobile devices)
Digital DR radiology and Ultrasound with radiologist telemedicine review/interpretation
Modern and Maintained In-house blood machine analysis.
Idexx outside lab with EMR integration
Digital dental radiology with modern, fully-equipped dental suites
Modern, well-equipped surgical suites (complete with Ligasure and monopolar cautery as well)
Multiple Lifewindow-Digicare patient monitors, fluid pumps/warmers & warm air blankets for hospitalized and surgical patients
Computerized SmartFlow whiteboard system with automated patient tracking sheets
Personal work station & desk for associates
Employers that genuinely care about you, your well-being, and your workplace contentment
Our compensation package includes:
Salary or annual compensation: $88,000 - 125,000+ (straight salary, ProSal and pure production options available)
Paid Relocation package
Generous and flexible time off (most of our DVM's take 6+ weeks off each year)
Health, dental, vision, accident and life insurance package
401k plan with company match
CE allowance and time off
Professional dues, liability insurance and licensing fees covered
Personal pet health care discount
Full availability of mentoring and support
If you think you might be right for this job:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Jeff@ChimacumVet.com or mail to Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital, Attn: Abbie Doll & Jeff Highbarger (820 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock WA, 98368)
The right vet for this job: You will be interested in practicing small animal general medicine +/- dentistry +/- surgery, with a passion and enthusiasm for your work. You must enjoy working with people. We want you to have a desire to continuously grow and learn throughout your career, including having the flexibility and openness to greet changes as the work and tools of the job evolve. We need you to be technology-friendly, and curious about learning new ways of doing things. You should be eager to practice the concepts of Fear-Free veterinary medicine. To thrive here you will share in our practice philosophy that we generally do best when we communicate well (and frequently) with each other. You should be able to extract warmth and support from being recognized and/or adored by your clients, even while out on a date or shopping in our friendly town. You should have an active interest in the health and growth of your team, and be open to sharing your enthusiasm, knowledge and problem-solving skills with the support staff. We want you to be interested and invested in taking the time to build long-term relationships with patients and clients. We also want to help you to take good care of your own emotional, physical and mental health. We hope to form a solid and trustworthy long-term relationship with you. We ultimately want you to enjoy working with us and our team. While we would prefer a veterinarian with experience in small animal medical practice, a new graduate applicants would be welcome and absolutely considered (we are experienced at mentorship and welcome the opportunity to provide that again).
Duties of this job will include, but are not limited to, the following:
FT is Scheduled 36-38 hours per week, a minimum of 3 days per week and 1-2 Saturdays per month (Part-time is an option as well)
Outpatient (patient exams & client consults).
Soft tissue surgery and dentistry (these not a requirement if they are not your thing)
Informal leadership and educational role amongst support staff (day to day learning for all)
Consulting with other DVMs about cases (rounds and in-house second opinions)
Attending monthly staff meetings and DVM meetings
Bring any special interest or skills and add them to our team. Grow them and practice them in our supportive environment.
Contribute to and help evolve our already high standard of care (there are no corporate-mandated instructions placed on how you practice)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Strait Salary, ProSal or Pure Production options available
About Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital / Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic
We area privately owned (two location) small animal veterinary practice located in a beautiful part of the Olympic Peninsula. We are in the rainshadow of the mountains and get about 1/2 the rain of the rest of our area. We have a progressive approach to veterinary medicine and surgery. We have a strong and growing client base. Our practice refers after-hours emergency cases to a nearby community emergency clinic. We maintain computerized medical records. Our in-house diagnostic capabilities include digital DR radiology, in-house chemistry and CBC machines, ultrasound, and echocardiography with telemedicine referrals. Our veterinarians have a variety of special interests including ultrasound diagnostics, dermatology, integrative Chinese medicine and acupuncture and surgery.