Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
Canine, Feline, Exotic/Avian
DVM or equivalent
Seeking a veterinary associate who wants to make a difference in the lives of pets and their people. We practice in a way that allows you the opportunity to give the highest quality of care to each pet, with a team that works together and respects one another.
Animal Place Veterinary Hospital is a full service, privately owned small animal hospital offering routine medical and surgical procedures; dental care services and alternative medicine. We strive to be the best, not the largest; we have the ability to run in-house (or send out) diagnostics with our state of the art Idexx VetLab Station and Digital X-rays, which are fully integrated with our Cornerstone Software. We have all the newest diagnostic equipment and are open to purchasing what is needed to help you practice the best medicine possible.
Hours accommodate a balanced work and home life, working every other Saturday, one day off during the week and no after-hour calls! We are open, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. (Doctors start a bit later, we have an hour lunch break and 30 minute appointments) Doctor's schedule gives you time to come in before your first appointment, check out any lab work and organize your thoughts before you see your first appointment. Our appointment schedule allows time to talk to clients and provide real-time solutions, yet at the same time walk out of the clinic by 6:15 to enjoy your evening.
We do not board or keep animals hospitalized overnight. If a pet needs overnight care or emergency care we have several 24-hour hospitals close to us. You can sleep knowing that you will not come back to a patient left alone in a cage at night.
We are a fun, dynamic place with a team of very dedicated assistants. Our employees have your back at all times, helping you to do what veterinarians do best--practice medicine. Our gentle approach to animals has been a cornerstone of the practice, utilizing fear free methods is standard. Our dedicated support team believes in providing only exceptional client service along with up to date, evidence-based medical and surgical care. Interested candidates should have excellent communication skills and a compassionate demeanor towards pets and their people. We are as serious as we need to be but can also laugh at ourselves (especially as anal glands go everywhere!)
New graduates are encouraged to apply, as well as veterinarians with experience. We will offer mentorship that is designed for you, the individual--giving you as much help and assistance as you need and want. We want our doctors to work together--as we can each learn from each other.
Interested in ownership? We will include a real way to acheive this in your first contract.
Animal Place Veterinary Hospital is located close to Washington DC as well as close to the beach and the mountains. Great place to raise kids--Montgomery County has excellent public schools--and a great place to live.
We offer all the typical--vacation, CE, sick days, 401(K), etc. but it is what we offer that is not typical is why you should check us out!
Call or email, you won't regret checking us out!
Telephone: (301) 603-1223 (clinic)
(301) 717-1223 (cell--Dr. Arlene Gardsbane)
Additional Salary Information: End of the year bonus as well!!
About Animal Place Veterinary Hospital
Small animal veterinary hospital which practices both traditional and Chinese Medicine in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring. We see all small animals--dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and just about anything else with fur. Our motto is "Compassionate Care for pet and owner" and we follow this motto on a daily basis.
Two and a half doctor practice (owner is the half--but always around), we bounce ideas and things off each other and respect each other's ideas. Still learning--we believe change is good and are always looking for ways to improve and be challenged.
Respect is the cornerstone of the practice--respecting not only our clients but our staff and fellow doctors. Utilizing as much fear free methods as possible we work to minimize the trauma our patients may feel when walk in the door.
Animal Place Veterinary Hospital opened it's doors in 1997 and we have enjoyed the community's support every since that first day. Located in a strip mall off a busy intersection allows our clients to "pop" in to just say hi at times--as well as go shopping while we treat their pet.
Using both our full in-clinic blood chemistry as well as digital radiographs, allows us to dia...gnose problems rapidly and get our patients the care they need and deserve. We have great specialists close by and refer to them as often as needed. With NO after hours calls and a rotating weekend schedule, our doctors are able to maintain a good balance between home life and work. APVH prides itself on being a family friendly practice!