Small Animal & Exotic Private Practice Veterinarian
Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic
Location: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
The Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic is seeking a Full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our multi-associate, private practice in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. We are a small animal and exotic animal hospital located in Waynesboro, PA, very close to the PA-MD state line. We have 6 full-time veterinarians, 7 veterinary technicians, 3 veterinary assistants and 7 veterinary receptionists currently on our medical care team. We offer the best hours in our area, industry-high pay and benefits.
Our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are here to ensure that our patients and their owners have the best care and support available. This includes staying up to date with the latest medical advances in our field, offering state-of-the-art services such as laser therapy, echocardiography, endoscopy and digital record integration, as well as a wide range of routine and advanced surgical procedures that are typically referred to specialty practices.
As a member of the WVC family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining WVC are:
- Competitive salary plus bonus potential.
- Medical, Dental & Vision insurance.
- Generous CE allowance.
- Opportunity to teach and mentor.
- Retirement with company contribution.
- Professional Liability and License coverage
DVM or equivalent
My name is Mikie Dawson and I am a graduate of Washington State University, class of 2007. My husband, Patrick, and I own the Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic and we are looking for an exceptional new doctor to join our team. The good news for you is that veterinarians are in high demand, so you will not have any trouble finding a job. However, I encourage you to seek out the one that is right for you.
As a new veterinarian to any hospital, it will be important that you have a team of colleagues to give you the support you need to be a confident surgeon and diagnostician. My passion is internal medicine and I spend many hours performing echocardiograms and abdominal ultrasounds. I also perform a wide variety of surgeries but I have a relentless dedication to medical problem solving and a deep affinity for clinical pathology. Dr. Twigg (Virginia Tech – 2012), Dr. Welsh (University of Kansas – 2012), Dr. Adkins (Purdue University – 2014), Dr. Grimes (UPenn – 2016), and Dr. Hafer (UPenn - 2022) are all excellent surgeons and diagnosticians! They each have their own areas of interest (including exotics) and provide a unique perspective to our cases. I am grateful and inspired by how our team solves cases and works together when puzzled or in need of a fresh perspective. It is not uncommon for us to consult each other multiple times a day regarding our most critical cases. This collaborative culture directly impacts our patients’ well-being and getting them home to their families.
I am equally proud of and grateful for our support staff. They are all knowledgeable and responsible in their respective focuses. Their technical competency allows us doctors to be efficient in our work because we are confident in their abilities. Each employee contributes to the success and mission of this practice thus we have low employee turnover and a happy core team.
Continuing education is a very important part of this practice and I encourage our doctors, licensed technicians, and CSRs to seek courses/education based on their individual interests to bring back and share. This approach is what has enabled us to offer a wide spectrum of diagnostics and treatments including echo, ultrasound, endoscopy, laser therapy, cryo-surgery, digital radiography, advanced soft tissue surgery, and orthopedic surgery just to name a few. Additionally, I continuously look to add new technologies to our practice to enhance and expand our services.
As a private practice owner, medical director, veterinarian, and mother, achieving work/life balance is not always easy. However, my staff and I cannot perform at our best without it. The team enjoys a 4 day work week plus every 3rd Saturday rotation from 9am to noon. Our associates have full autonomy of their scheduling and have access to automation and dictation software that directly impacts the ability to efficiently take notes. We have recently added the ability to perform virtual appointments, as well. The team regularly schedules staff pot-lucks and holiday parties, and celebrates life milestones such as birthdays, engagements, marriages, children, and more. There’s always a good excuse to schedule a party!
The practice is located in Waynesboro, PA which boarders Hagerstown, MD and is approximately 35 minutes from Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD. If you prefer city excursions, Waynesboro is located only 1 hour & 15 minutes from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD!
We do not take after-hour emergencies because we are supported by many emergency clinics in the surrounding area. We refer cases to VCA in Gaithersburg, MD, South Paws in Northern Virginia, UPenn, and Virginia Tech based on the specialty required.
For more information, please take a look at our website and our Facebook. If you are interested in becoming part of this special and growing team, please apply to this post.
Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic has been committed to providing extraordinary medical care with compassion, honesty, excellence, and competence since opening its doors in 1979. More than four decades later, we still pledge to work together to be effective teachers of responsible pet ownership and to actively participate in the well being of animals in our community. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep pets healthy year-round, with a focus on preventative care and wellness. WVC stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, and surgery. Our mission is that we exist to create experiences where our passions and purpose unite in a healing environment focused on our patients’, clients’ and coworkers’ well-being.