Amherst Animal Hospital, located in the historic and affluent town of Amherst, NH, is seeking an associate veterinarian to join our 4 doctor small animal practice. Our veterinary hospital has been successful for over 40 years by providing exceptional care for our patients and fostering strong relationships with our clients based on trust and respect. Our team's best qualities are honesty, responsibility, and compassion. We have always been independently owned and operated so our veterinarians are able to practice quality medicine in a cooperative and supportive environment.
Our facility contains five examination rooms, two complete surgical suites, ten wards for hospitalization and isolation of patients, and an apartment above for our treatment technician. Our instrumentation includes an Eklin DR digital radiography system, Seimens ultrasound, and a comprehensive in-house chemistry laboratory with Heska and Idexx analyzers. The majority of urine and cytology samples are evaluated in-house. Our hospital regularly evaluates and integrates new therapeutics, diagnostics, and technology to enhance the level of patient care and client service.
Staff veterinarians perform most surgeries and we have many specialty hospitals in our region for complex cases. Our hospital utilizes an answering service when we are closed. Afterhours, clients have the opportunity to speak with a veterinarian by phone. Our staff doctors share this on-call phone duty and on average, the doctors receive 0-1 phone messages per on-call shift. All pets needing emergency care when our hospital is closed are referred to a local emergency clinic.
This opportunity is for a full or part-time veterinarian who possesses exemplary medical and surgical skills, typically acquired from an internship or through advanced private practice. We work as a team – our doctors support one another; we share cases regularly and consult with each other throughout the workday. Mentoring is part of our practice and we frequently provide internships for veterinary students and veterinary technicians from local programs.
The successful candidate will enjoy the challenges of a busy practice, participate actively in our twice-daily hospital rounds and work cooperatively with all staff members to provide the high level of care that is our hospital’s standard. A veterinarian with a positive outlook, a team player that fits with our hospital’s ethical standards, and a methodical, compassionate communicator will be a wonderful addition to our practice.
Our team works hard, enjoys learning every day, and uses humor to help balance the rigors of general practice. Please don’t apply if you can’t take a joke. Don’t apply if you only like animals (spoiler alert – in veterinary practice, 60% of your time is relating to owners). Don’t apply if you want an easy job or you want to work at a corporate practice. Please DO apply if you want to hone your diagnostic skills, learn new surgical techniques, experience working up cases where the lessons you learn will stay with you forever, and work with an awesome group of dedicated doctors, techs, receptionists, ward techs and students!
A license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.
A valid NH veterinary license will be required at the time of hire, or at the soonest opportunity thereafter.
A strong interest in surgery is desired. Ultrasound experience would be great, too!
As the position requires evening and weekend responsibilities, applicants should reside within 40 minutes of the practice for the commute to be feasible, especially in the winter.
Additional Salary Information: Fully employer-paid health insurance plus employer HSA match up to $1500 annually,
401(K) with 3% employer safe harbor contribution,
Disability and Life insurance through AVMA,
Liability insurance through AVMA,
NH state license fees,
NH and AVMA annual dues,
Vacation, Sick and Personal paid time off,
Pet care discounts.
About Amherst Animal Hospital
The Amherst Animal Hospital is located in beautiful southern New Hampshire. We have been a successful small animal hospital for over 40 years and have maintained a respected reputation in our community by providing exceptional care for our patients. Many of our clients have been with us over 30 years and we have had the opportunity to provide healthcare for the lifetime of their pets.
Amherst Animal Hospital provides modern medical care while upholding traditional values. We are independently owned and the decisions regarding the practice, medications, equipment and protocols are thoroughly assessed before implementation. Our doctors and staff play an important role in the decision-making process. Our facility is free standing and has 5 examination rooms, 2 surgical suites, diagnostic ultrasound, DR digital radiography and in-house blood analyzers. We have 10 separate hospital wards allowing isolation for all potentially infectious patients. A full-time ward staff cares for hospitalized patients and there is a treatment technician living in an apartment above the hospital. We do offer boarding for pets needing extra care, including diabetics, those with renal failure and e...lderly animals.
All of our doctors perform surgery and see outpatient appointments. We have a knowledgeable and energetic staff of certified veterinary technicians, assistants and receptionists. We regularly provide externships for veterinary students and veterinary technician students and we employ several high school students wishing to gain experience in the veterinary field.
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