My name is Mikie Dawson and I graduated in 2007 from Washington State University. My husband and I own the Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic and we are looking for an exceptional soon-to-be new doctor to join our team for your externship!
Our practice currently has 6 full-time doctors and we are quickly expanding! We love to learn and attend numerous hours of CE (beyond the state requirements). Having the opportunity to share this knowledge with up-and-coming veterinarians is equally important to us!
I have a deep love for internal medicine and I spend many hours performing echocardiograms and abdominal ultrasounds. I also perform a wide variety of surgeries but I have a relentless dedication to medical problem solving and a deep passion for clinical pathology. Dr. Twigg (Virginia Tech – 2012), Dr. Welsh (University of Kansas – 2012), Dr. Adkins (Purdue University – 2014), Dr. Grimes (UPenn – 2016), and Dr. Glass (OSU - 2020) are all excellent surgeons and diagnosticians! They each have their own specialties (including exotics and pocket pets) and each provide a unique prospective to our cases. I am very proud of our medical team!
As a new veterinarian to any hospital, it will be important that you have a team of colleagues to give you the support you need to be a confident surgeon and diagnostician. We solve cases as a team when we are puzzled and support each other when the cases are demanding and/or difficult. We work very hard to get our patients well and back home to their families. We all attend CE regularly and we make a point to encourage the professional interests of each doctor and staff member. We offer a wide spectrum of diagnostics and treatments including echo, ultrasound, endoscopy, laser therapy, cryo-surgery, digital radiography, and orthopedic surgery. Additionally, we continuously look to add new technologies to our practice to enhance and expand our services.
In addition to our doctors, we have an AMAZING support staff of licensed technicians, veterinary assistants, and CSRs! They are all knowledgeable and responsible in their respective focuses. Their technical competency allows us to be efficient in our work because we doctors are confident in their abilities. We have low employee turnover and one of our licensed techs has worked at our hospital for over 30-years! One of our CSRs has been at our clinic for over 24-years! Other employees have been with our practice for well over a decade (and still going strong!). Our clinic has a loyal and happy core team of staff members. Each employee contributes to the success and mission of our clinic.
Many of our staff members have spouses and children. This is a great place to work if you want to have a family because we understand the need to balance work and home life.
We are located in Waynesboro, PA which is about an hour from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.
We do not take after-hour emergencies because we are supported by a few emergency practices close by. We refer cases to a multitude of specialty practices based on the specialty required for a given case.
For more information regarding our practice, please take a look at our website (www.waynesboroveterinaryclinic.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WaynesboroVeterinaryClinic). If you are interested in joining our special and growing team for your externship, please contact our practice manager, Patrick, at Patrick@waynesboroveterinaryclinic.com or apply directly to this post!
Hope to see you soon, Mikie Dawson, DVM
- 3rd year veterinary student OR - 4th year veterinary student OR - Licensed DVM looking for a great place to work!
About Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic
The Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic was established on October 4th, 1979, with a few basic principles: 1) Each patient should be treated as if they are your own, 2) Each client should be treated with the upmost respect, and 3) Each employee should be treated with respect no matter the role you play. After all, a happy patient starts with happy employees.
The Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic is a strong presence in the surrounding community and beyond with many of our clients traveling over 100 miles to have their pets treated. Excellence for our patients and ethical behavior from our employees is not just a goal but also a mindset and some of the many factors that contribute to our success. We offer a large and growing spectrum of veterinary technologies to our patients such as soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, cryosurgery, digital radiography, ultrasound/echocardiography, in-house / reference laboratory, dentistry and endoscopy. We also offer a very competitive benefits package for our most cherished resources - our staff!