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Date Posted: 12/6/2016
Practice Name: Elgin Veterinary Hospital
Address: PO Box 629 600 W Hwy 290
City: Elgin, TX 78621
Phone 512-285-5362
Fax: 512-285-2452
Practice Type: Large
Job Type: Internship

Elgin Veterinary Hospital, Inc. is offering a 1-year internship for our two-doctor food animal division. We are looking for a motivated, team-oriented intern with a strong emphasis in bovine medicine and surgery.  Opportunities to experience some swine and small ruminant medicine also exist.

                     Our clinic is a well-equipped large animal haul-in facility that includes three hydraulic squeeze chutes and a tilt table. We have portable ultrasound, digital x-ray, and on-site Idexx lab.  This high-volume practice is referral based. We have a diverse case load with emphasis on individual cattle medicine, bovine lameness, reproductive issues, and maintaining overall herd health. We provide BSE's, OB services, surgery, reproductive ultrasound, palpation, and preventative medicine.  Some on-farm production medicine is performed.  Our hospital has capacity for 80 to 120 animals and averages at least 75 patients at all times.

Date Posted: 11/17/2016
Contact Person: Heather Shirey
Practice Name: Morton Small Animal Clinic
City: Dallas, TX
Email: AlexisAnimalClinicTyler@outlook.com
Practice Type: Small
Job Type: Associate

Morton Small Animal Clinic has hired one veterinarian but we are still searching for 1 more to make our Dr. staff complete.  We are offering a competitive starting wage at $100,000.  We have 3 small animal clinics, all within 2 hours of downtown Dallas.  Please contact Heather Shirey at AlexisAnimalClinicTyler@outlook.com for more information or to book a visit.

Date Posted: 11/15/2016
Contact Person: Crystal Calvert
Practice Name: Waxahachie Veterinary Clinic
City: Dallas, TX
Email: wvcresumes@gmail.com
Practice Type: Small
Job Type: Associate

Progressive, small animal practice is looking for an associate veterinarian to fill third doctor position in a rapidly growing region, ideal for raising a family. Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, our practice is well equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, laser therapy, and a paperless record system. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter, excited about the veterinary profession. Experienced or new grads are welcome to apply. We have well established clientele and excellent, team oriented support staff ready to get you started. Attractive benefits package available. Scheduling benefits include one day off during the week, rotating Saturdays, no Sundays and no on-call duties. Please send a current CV or resume via email attention: Crystal Calvert, Hospital Manager to wvcresumes@gmail.com.

Date Posted: 10/27/2016
Practice Name: USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services and Animal Care
Web Site: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451774900

You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works in a variety of ways to protect and improve animal health, welfare, quality, and the marketability of our nation's animals, animal products, and veterinary biologics. As part of this, APHIS is responsible for upholding and enforcing the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act, Animal Health Protection Act, Animal Welfare Act including, Retail Pet Store Regulation, Commercial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter Act, Horse Protection Act, Honey Bee Act, and Virus Serum Toxin Act.

Use the following links to learn more about APHIS's Veterinary Services Program and Animal Care Program

APHIS employs Veterinary Medical Officers in every state across the country. As an applicant, you will be asked to express interest in states you want to work.  More information about specific duty locations and requirements will be available if selected for an interview.

Current vacancies in APHIS for a Veterinary Medical Officer are located in the Veterinary Services - Abilene, TX and Salt Lake County (City TBD), UT.  A vacancy also exists in Animal Care - Little Rock, AR.

The intent of this job posting is to collect applications and establish a list of eligible, qualified candidates that can be referred to fill potential vacant positions in the next 90-120 days.  It is difficult to predict if or when a specific state or location will have a vacancy, but we encourage you to apply as vacancies may become available.  When the Human Resources office receives a request to fill a Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) position in a specific state, we will send a list of qualified applicants that have selected the matching state to the hiring manager for review and selection.  Although all states are listed in the job announcement, it does not mean that all locations have a vacant position.   Once you are referred for a vacant position, your application status will be updated on USAJobs.  Please check your application status periodically.

Date Posted: 10/25/2016
Practice Name: Waller Equine Hospital
Address: 28234 FM 2920
City: Waller, TX 77484
Phone 936-931-2900
Email: shaunamarieknapp@gmail.com
Web Site: www.wallerequine.com
Practice Type: Equine
Job Type: Internship

Staffing number and tasks:
We have two boarded surgeons and three general practitioners. Our treatment area is staffed with 5 highly trained licensed technicians, 20 assistants/barn personnel responsible for patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 3 front office staff members. Our licensed technicians are primarily responsible for overseeing the assistants, anesthesia, client communication, managing our clients individual parasite programs, lab work, and inventory. Our assistants are responsible for assisting the doctors with daily appointments, in house patient care, instrument sterilization, patient transport services, and maintaining the bio-security protocols. The front office makes and receives appointments, manages all of our larger barn accounts, accounts receivable, in house patient updates,  patient follow ups, routine reminders, estimates, and Facebook, Twitter and website account management.

Type of practice:
100% equine ; 50% in house and 50% field

Practice facilities:
Waller Equine Hospital sits on 9 acres of pasture land just northwest of Houston in Waller, TX. Our main building consists of a reception area, administrative office, veterinary offices, an employee and client lounge/conference area, pharmacy, digital radiography viewing, laboratory, a large surgical suite with two recovery/induction stalls, and a reproduction lab. We have internship and externship housing on site.
The patient facility consists of an indoor and outdoor exam area, a breeding shed, 5 intensive care stalls, 15 hospital stalls, an isolation unit, 4 large paddocks, and 2 pastures. Diagnostic equipment such as digital radiography, repro/tendon/abdominal ultrasound, video endoscopy/gastroscopy, PRP centrifuge, Anderson sling, dental power float, video arthroscopic equipment, internal fixation equipment, blood gas analysis, in house culturing, complete blood cell counts, and biochemical profiles. We have 4 ambulatory vehicles, and a hauling service.
Case Load:
General health care: Dentistry, vaccines, pre-purchase examinations, and castrations.
Reproduction: Artificial insemination 100 cases/year, stallion collection 55 cases/year, semen freezing 4 stallions/year, problem mares, high risk foaling.
Surgery: 85% Soft tissue, and 15% orthopedic.  Approximately 42 colic surgeries/year
Referral: Emergencies, surgeries, medicine, lameness

Type of cases as percentage:
15% Emergency (colic, lacerations, neuro)
20% Lameness, pre purchase
15% Referral
20% General health (vaccines, coggins, exams, skin disease, castrations)
10% Reproduction
20% Surgery

Type of horses we see:
30% Pleasure horses
20% Performance
15% Rodeo
20% Hunter/Jumper
10% Dressage
5%   Racetrack

Estimated breakdown of daily load:
Hospital hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm. We are available for after-hours emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Externs and technicians are responsible for morning assessments and treatments on hospitalized patients. We see approximately 36 horses per day with 2 daytime emergencies. We see approximately 2.5 horses per night/weekend on emergency.

Philosophy of internship: Our goal at Waller Equine Hospital is to provide a new graduate with a well-rounded exposure to equine practice by introducing a large and varied caseload.  The Houston area is home to a wide variety of breeds and disciplines which are well represented in our caseload.  We hope that a well-motivated intern can use this opportunity as a springboard to their next endeavor whether that be a specialty residency or private practice.  The intern will be involved in the cases in every aspect from client relations to surgical decisions as their confidence and abilities progress.
Pre – requisites:
Must be a graduate veterinarian, taken and passed the NAVLE with a working knowledge of horsemanship. The intern must be self-motivated, a team player, detail oriented, and have good people skills.
Please send your CV, a letter of intent, and 3 professional references to shaunamarieknapp@gmail.com

Notification of acceptance:
All applicants will be notified by February 28th  in writing.


Employee benefits:
401K plan
Member dues (AVMA, TVMA, AAEP)
Health insurance, liability insurance
One continuing education conference – reimbursement up to $1000
FREE On-site housing
One week of paid vacation

Employment contracts:
Employment agreement

List of internship duties:
Interns will begin by rotating with a different doctor each week.  The intern’s duties will include assisting with referral and routine appointments, client communication, scrubbing in for surgeries, intake and treatment of daytime emergencies, and attending to overflow appointments.  There are technicians who perform the in house treatment duties and anesthesia 24-hours per day, but it is recommended that interns round with the technicians in the mornings to oversee the treatments of the in-house patients and to gain exposure to a wide variety of cases.  There will also be a rotation of anesthesia call during the year so that the intern can become familiar with the induction, maintenance and recovery of the surgical patients.  

Emergency duty requirements:
Initially, the intern will be on call every other night with a senior veterinarian.  Once the intern becomes proficient and confident, they will share emergency duty equally with the senior veterinarians.   Technicians staff the hospital 24 hours for fluid therapy and monitoring.
Amount of supervision:
The intern will be directly supervised for the first several months then it may decrease as the intern shows ability to fully work up cases, perform diagnostic procedures and initiate treatment plans.  There will always be a senior veterinarian on call for consultation and to assist with complicated procedures and surgery.  

Internship salary:
$25,000

Term of Employment:
One year from July 1st – July 1st, we also have an internship available that starts later in the year

Date Posted: 10/4/2016
Contact Person: Dr. Matthew Regehr
Practice Name: Amarillo Veterinary Clinic
City: Amarillo, TX
Email: amarillovetclinic@yahoo.com
Practice Type: Small
Job Type: Associate

In business since 1938, Amarillo Veterinary Clinic is seeking two Full-Time Veterinarians to join our well established privately owned small animal clinic in Amarillo, TX

We are looking for 2 friendly, driven, and passionate professionals that is comfortable with, and serving to, both people and animals. Candidate must be able to perform in stressful situations and be productive in a fast paced environment.

If you desire a place that can give you a multitude of areas to broaden and build your medical, surgical, and diagnostic skills, look no further. In this position, you will have the opportunity to apply strong clinical skills with both exam room preventative patient care and sick patient diagnostics and treatments. Mentoring is available if needed.

A 4 year doctorate in veterinary medicine degree and 1 year in related or similar work experience required. Also required is the ability to work as a productive team member with excellent communication skills as well as computer and phone skill sets.

Applicant must have a flexible schedule and be available to work weekdays & Saturdays. We offer competitive wages. Salary depends on experience. We provide additional compensation for vacation pay, continuing education & licensing dues.

Our clinic utilizes Idexx laboratory equipment and Cornerstone software.

Hours are Monday - Friday with rotating Saturdays.

If you seek to become a part of our team, please send resume along with cover letter to amarillovetclinic@yahoo.com   We look forward to hearing from you.

Owner KSU Vet School Grad.

We are currently offering a sign on bonus.

Date Posted: 10/4/2016
Contact Person: Kathy Kent
Practice Name: Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital
City: Austin, TX
Phone 512-892-4463
Email: kkent@westgatepetandbird.com
Practice Type: Small
Job Type: Associate

Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital is looking for a small/exotic veterinarian to join our team in Austin, Texas. We have been an AAHA accredited hospital since inception in 1986. The practice is known for excellence in small animal medicine, and especially as an exotic animal care facility. Thirty percent of our case load is exotic pets, and we receive referrals from the surrounding communities for exotic pet care. We are a progressive, fast paced, well equiped, and excellently staffed veterinary hospital meeting the needs of a variety of animals.

Austin was recently ranked Number One by Forbes as the fastest growing city, and Number Two by US News and World Report as the best place to live based on quality of life and affordability. Austin is a thriving city with numerous opportunities to enjoy entertainment, the arts, and the outdoors.

Candidates should have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and a sincere desire to serve our clients and their pets with compassion. The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues and clients, along with an ethic of continuous quality improvement is important. A strong background and experience with exotic animal medicine is preferred. Candidates that are ABVP-Avian Specialty Boarded or interested in becoming board certified will be giben top consideration.

Austin and the surrounding counties currently has no ABVP-Avian Specialist. The market is supportive for the right candidate. An avian/exotic practitioner at Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital will be able to share casloads with experienced colleagues and staff, thereby enjoying a flexible schedule.

Please email your resume and cover letter to our Hospital Manager--kkent@westgatepetandbird.com

Date Posted: 9/13/2016
City: Weatherford, TX
Email: ntvhon920@gmail.com
Web Site: http://ntxvethospital.com
Practice Type: Mixed
Job Type: Associate

SEEKING FULL TIME VETERINARY ASSOCIATE

Full-time veterinarian wanted for our well-established, rapidly growing, mixed animal practice. We are located just minutes northwest of Weatherford, TX (about 45 minutes west of Ft. Worth) near Peaster, TX (a top rated ISD!) Our mixed animal caseload is comprised of approximately 65% equine patients, 25% companion animals, and 10% livestock patients. We have a new, modern, attractive facility & a dedicated support staff that works well together. The small animal hospital has up to 4 exam rooms, a common treatment area, surgery suite, kennels, isolation ward, in-house laboratory, & pharmacy. Separate large animal facility consists of 2 exam rooms with stocks, stalls & runs, surgery/recovery suite, cattle working area, & 2nd floor living quarters. We have digital radiography & ultrasound, Haska laboratory equipment, laser, portable endoscopy & gastroscopy, small animal dentistry equipment with dental radiography unit, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, & capabilities to perform IRAP, PRP & stem-cell therapy. Emergency duty is shared on a rotation basis. No weekend hours, (except emergencies during your on call weekend.) Compensation commensurate with experience & generous benefit package includes: CE allowance, health & liability insurance, & all dues paid. Applicants should be caring, self-motivated & willing to participate in all aspects of the practice. Experience preferred but new graduates are encouraged to apply. If interested, email ntvhon920@gmail.com or for additional information about our practice, please check out our website at: http://ntxvethospital.com/ or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/northtexasvethospital