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Date Posted: 9/15/2016
Contact Person: Dr. Amy Antas
Practice Name: Meller-James and Associates
Phone 618-833-7421 Vienna: 618-658-4111
Email: piglet_7963@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.mellerjames.com
Practice Type: Mixed
Job Type: Associate

Mixed animal practice in southern IL hiring 2 full time associate veterinarians (preferably Mixed Animal Associates, will consider adjusting schedules to accommodate a Small Animal only Associate)
Meller-James & Associates Veterinary Service is a 6-7 doctor practice with 2 clinics located in beautiful southern IL surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest.  The clinics are only 30 min or less from major cities (Cape Girardeau MO, Paducah KY, Carbondale IL, & Marion IL).  Our primary office is in Anna with a satellite office in Vienna.  Case load is approximately 75% small animal (mostly dogs & cats) & 25% large animal (equine, bovine, small ruminants, swine, & the occasional camelid).  Both offices offer large & small animal services (both in clinic & farm calls).  The Anna office is equipted with  2 surgery tables, 3 vaporizers (both Isoflurane & sevoflurane), dental scaler & polisher, 3 exam rooms, isolation room, boarding facilities, digital x-ray, full in house lab machines, tonopen, indoor equine stocks, barn with stalls, padded recovery stall, indoor foremost cattle chute, outdoor corral, etc.  The Vienna satellite office offers one surgery table with both Isoflurane & Sevofluane, dental scaler & polisher, 2 exam rooms, isolation room, in house chemistry analyzer, indoor & outdoor equine stocks, large indoor cattle working area with foremost head catch on a big valley chute, and indoor & outdoor corrals.  The practice provides 4 fully stocked & maintained work vehicles.  Both clinics share 2 electroejaculators, a portable ultrasound, a power float & complete set of hand floats.
There are 4 business partners & 2 associates currently.  One associate is leaving the area in the near future & one of the partners is hoping to cut back to part time, all of the full time veterinarians share on call equally which in a 6 doctor setting results in only 1-2 nights on call each week per veterinarian with 1.5 - 3 days off per week.  We offer a competative compensation package.   The multiple doctor setting provides mentorship and potential for future ownership.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Anna Office:  (618)833-7421    Vienna Office (618)658-4111
Website:  www.mellerjames.com
Clinic email:  service@mellerjames.com
Dr. Amy Antas email:  piglet_7963@yahoo.com;  phone: (309)531-8582
                *  I personally spent almost 2 months at K-State on off-campus rotations during my senior year of vet school (2006-2007) & was very impressed with the education provided there.  Dr. Thompson & Dr. Apley were 2 of the veterinarians I was lucky to have learned from.  We would be excited to hire a K-State graduate at our practice.  

Thank you very much for your time & consideration.  
Amy Antas
Meller-James & Associates

Date Posted: 5/16/2016
Contact Person: Dr. T. Monfort
Practice Name: Thomas Monfort and Associates
Address: 20844
City: Farmer City, IL 61842
Phone 309-928-2127
Fax: 309-928-2135
Practice Type: Equine
Job Type: Associate

Long time established (45 years) equine practice located in a rural community of Illinois, looking to hire a special associate. The practice has a hospital/clinic facility with a significant ambulatory service area limited to horses. An opportunity for expansion of services is currently avaliable and the void needs an above average individual.

We have a full time office staff, one certified veterinary technician and one equine veterinarian. Our clinic facility has a surgery suite, a reproductive area with two heated birthing stalls, several exam areas, ultrasound, updated clinical laboratory, digital radiography, shockwave unit, power dental equipment and an AFA Certified therapeutic farrier.

Preference for the position will be given to an individual with advanced training, work experience, and equine skills since the practice area is highly competitive with numerous veterinarians.

Salary and fringes are a negotiable issue and directly related to what the applicant can add to the practice. Please provide a resume with professional and personal references. Response by fax is preferred. Our fax number is (309) 928-2135.

Date Posted: 5/10/2016
Contact Person: Amy Klockenga
Practice Name: Golden Oaks Farm
City: Chicago, IL
Email: aklockenga@crown-chicago.com
Practice Type: Large
Job Type: Associate

Large Animal (Bovine/Equine) Veterinarian

Golden Oaks Farm, a dairy farm located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is looking for a large animal veterinarian that would be interested in a unique opportunity to build a private practice onsite.  Facilities would be provided and affordable housing would also be offered.  The financial/pay/employment arrangement is flexible and open for discussion.

About Golden Oaks Farm
Golden Oaks Farm was established in 1948 and strives to efficiently and profitably produce both a quality dairy product and superior cattle genetics.  The focus at Golden Oaks Farm is to breed and develop superior Holstein genetics - both Black and Red. This is accomplished through careful selection of the top genetics in our herd, and supplemented with additional superior genetics from around the world. We utilize an extensive embryo transfer and IVF program through Sunshine Genetics in Whitewater, Wisconsin. As a result of our breeding program, numerous high-value genetic females, bulls, and embryos are sold worldwide each year.

Our herd consists of roughly 720 milking females and 680 young stock, with about 99% of these animals registered. Golden Oaks Farm aims to produce 19,000,000 pounds of milk every year with solid components. We classify several times each year, and currently have 45 Excellent and 200 Very Good cows in the barn.

Job Responsibilities
•    Provide animal health support, preventative care, and treatment for the herd
•    Deliver training; review and interpret animal health reports
•    Treat, vaccinate, or diagnose the animals; administer medications and perform surgeries
•    Time will be split between the Golden Oaks Farm herd and private patients
•    Offer recommendations about breeding, feeding, and shelter issues
•    Assist with difficult calving

Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required:
•    Veterinary degree (DVM) from an accredited program
•    Must possess active state licensure
•    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Certifications preferred, but not required
•    3-5 years of experience (preferably with cattle)
•    Focus on quality care
•    Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and/or extended hours

Key Competencies
•    Strong leadership abilities
•    Excellent communication skills
•    High degree of professionalism and maturity
•    Analytical, problem solver who can work independently
•    Willingness to be available by e-mail or telephone during non-work hours
cilities would be provided and affordable housing would also be offered.  The financial/pay/employment arrangement is flexible and open for discussion.

About Golden Oaks Farm
Golden Oaks Farm was established in 1948 and strives to efficiently and profitably produce both a quality dairy product and superior cattle genetics.  The focus at Golden Oaks Farm is to breed and develop superior Holstein genetics - both Black and Red. This is accomplished through careful selection of the top genetics in our herd, and supplemented with additional superior genetics from around the world. We utilize an extensive embryo transfer and IVF program through Sunshine Genetics in Whitewater, Wisconsin. As a result of our breeding program, numerous high-value genetic females, bulls, and embryos are sold worldwide each year.

Our herd consists of roughly 720 milking females and 680 young stock, with about 99% of these animals registered. Golden Oaks Farm aims to produce 19,000,000 pounds of milk every year with solid components. We classify several times each year, and currently have 45 Excellent and 200 Very Good cows in the barn.

Job Responsibilities
•    Provide animal health support, preventative care, and treatment for the herd
•    Deliver training; review and interpret animal health reports
•    Treat, vaccinate, or diagnose the animals; administer medications and perform surgeries
•    Time will be split between the Golden Oaks Farm herd and private patients
•    Offer recommendations about breeding, feeding, and shelter issues
•    Assist with difficult calving

Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required:
•    Veterinary degree (DVM) from an accredited program
•    Must possess active state licensure
•    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Certifications preferred, but not required
•    3-5 years of experience (preferably with cattle)
•    Focus on quality care
•    Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and/or extended hours

Key Competencies
•    Strong leadership abilities
•    Excellent communication skills
•    High degree of professionalism and maturity
•    Analytical, problem solver who can work independently
•    Willingness to be available by e-mail or telephone during non-work hours

If this opportunity is of interest to you, and you would like to learn more, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Amy Klockenga at aklockenga@crown-chicago.com.

Date Posted: 4/14/2016
Practice Name: Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital and Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital
City: Elmwood Park, IL
Email: recruiting@nvanet.com
Web Site: www.midwestexotichospital.com
Practice Type: Mixed
Job Type: Associate

Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital and Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital in Elmwood Park, IL is looking for an experienced Associate DVM to join our practice. Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility designed specifically for the exclusive care of exotic animals. We work out of the same facility in conjunction with Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital in order to provide seamless emergency care for exotics 24/7 and for dogs and cats at night, on weekends and holidays. We are looking for a qualified candidate who can work at both the day and emergency practice but can be flexible with shifts/hours. We will consider candidates that want day shifts or ER only. Our benefits include a competitive salary, flexible schedule, health and dental insurance, licensing fees, association dues, paid CE, paid vacation and 401K. More info at www.midwestexotichospital.com. Submit resumes to recruiting@nvanet.com.