Why you want to work at Applewood Animal Hospital: we have been open for 5 1/2 years and our gross income has increased a minimum of 40% every year, so as you can imagine you will stay busy! We are a canine/feline practice but are open to having a doctor with an interest in exotics. You will be joining an exceptional family with multiple technicians with over 15 years of experience who work remarkably well together, all towards the shared goal of providing exceptional care in a great atmosphere. You will be working alongside a board-eligible mobile surgeon who rents space from us using our hospital as his home base; as such you get the benefit of having our own in-house surgeon to turn to and refer patients to. Best of all our culture is positive and encouraging.
Applewood is located in a town that has the highest median household income in the state (and is in the top 15 in the country), so your clients are financially established and well educated. It takes a special personality to comfortably interact with them: our clients have an expectation of gold-standard medicine, and are generally eager to pursue diagnostics and treatments that may not be typically done at other hospitals. It's the clientele you've dreamt of having!
As mentioned, the hospital is relatively new. We have digital dental radiography (full x-rays required on each dental), digital radiography, ultrasound, cold laser, etc....all the "toys" one would expect. You will be working at a beautiful facility with a large pet resort on the same property. The resort is owned by the same non-DVM who owns the hospital (not corporate owned, and he is not involved in the running of the hospital) but we run as separate and independent businesses. The hospital staff is not responsible for any boarding or grooming duties other than medical care as needed, but reap the benefits of having them on the property.
Because we are so busy, the doctor we hire needs to be able to hit the ground running. Unfortunately we are not able to take on a new grad or others desirous of mentoring: you must be comfortable working up cases on your own, although obviously all our doctors work together and support each other. Being comfortable doing basic surgeries is also a plus!
Schedules are four 10-hour days, with 1-2 Saturdays (half day)/month. Our doctors do not take emergency calls and you will enjoy a great work/life balance. You will be well compensated (straight salary) and receive a generous benefit package, including 401(k), insurance, vacation time, etc.
Why you wouldn't want to work at Applewood Animal Hospital: if you don't want to enjoy a great quality of life, working in a prestige facility with a wonderful reputation in both the general and professional communities, with a sterling staff and the best clientele you could hope for then this isn't the place for you. But if you want all the good things, we want to talk to you!
About Applewood Animal Hospital
Applewood Animal Hospital is the premier veterinary hospital in suburban Phoenix. Practicing top quality medicine in a beautiful facility, on gorgeous grounds, with a talented and dedicated staff, caring for patients whose owners who share our commitment to doing the best for their pets. What's not to love? Oh yeah, the hospital is privately owned, there's boarding and grooming on the resort-like property but it is owned and managed separately, giving us the benefits of those services without any of the hassles, and we're located in Arizona's most affluent and well-educated town. Applewood has it all!
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