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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:

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


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

Date Posted: 8/23/2016
Contact Person: Dr. Mart Brillhart
Practice Name: Brillhart Vet Clinic
Address: 15001 CR 3100
City: Slaton, TX 79364
Phone 806-828-4175
Email: docbrillhart1@yahoo.com
Web Site: www.brillhartvet.com
Practice Type: Mixed
Job Type: Associate

Associate doctor(s) needed for mixed animal practice near Lubbock, Texas. Current work load includes 80% small animal and 20% varied large animals. Buy in or out potential. Ideal for husband/wife team! Please call 806-241-1789.

Date Posted: 8/2/2016
Contact Person: Lauren
City: Dallas, TX
Email: merrell12@yahoo.com
Practice Type: Small
Job Type: Associate

Associate wanted for busy small animal practice now offering rehab and therapy in Dallas metroplex. We offer digital xrays,upgraded ultrasound,surgical and therapeutic laser as well as underwater treadmill and therapy equipment. We are a family practice and are looking for the right fit to add to our team-- a compassionate individual interested in a long term relationship with us and our clients. Competitive pay and benefits. Please send resume to merrell12@yahoo.com.