Associate Veterinarian - Fear Free Certified Practice
Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Type: Part Time or Full Time
Salary: PT:$75-90K/ FT:$90-115K
Salary and benefits are always kept at 25% of yearly production.
DVM or equivalent
Are you looking to be a part of a veterinary team dedicated to Fear Free patient care, compassion, and community service? Want to work for an organization that values employees as its top asset? Wish you worked in a hospital with 30 minute appointments and a daily caseload that allows for meaningful relationships with clients and patients? Looking for a job that respects the balance between your work and home life, and that celebrates and supports your emotional and physical well-being? Are you an outdoor enthusiast that would love easy access to the mountains, rivers and ocean on your days off? We may have exactly what you’re looking for.
The Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital, a Fear Free Certified Practice since 2018, is located in Bellingham, WA, voted one of the most livable small cities in the United States by Outdoor Magazine. Bellingham is located along the salt waters of Puget Sound within easy reach of Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Mount Baker and Whistler ski resorts, the San Juan Islands and 3 National Parks. Our community is home to Western Washington University, bringing vibrant arts and culture to the downtown area.
We seek a part-time or full-time Associate DVM to join our team of 6 Doctors in a small animal hospital equipped with ultrasound, digital radiology, in house diagnostics, and iM3 dentistry equipment. All Doctors are supported by a well-trained and educated team of Licensed Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Assistants and Customer Service Reps. Our hospital has a culture where the staff enjoy coming to work, and clients know we truly respect the bond they have with their pets. Openings for employment at our hospital are rare as we have a carefully curated culture, and are incredible thoughtful about the staff we choose to be a part of our team.
PT (part-time) Veterinarians typically work 24 floor hours over 3 days with no more than 12 appointments daily. Additional flexible time for charting and callbacks typically adds 2-4 hours weekly. PT Associates rarely exceed 28 hours weekly. FT (full-time) Veterinarians typically work 32 floor hours over 4 days, but schedules may be flexible depending on your preferences.
Surgery/dentistry, and Urgent Care shifts are optional. If you like to focus on Outpatient care only, we can make that happen.
No Saturdays/Sundays or emergency/on-call hours.
Competitive salary, and a quarterly production-based bonus incentive.
360-degree reviews provided annually to celebrate your strengths and identify areas for personal growth.
100% premium paid health and dental insurance
State Licensing fees, DEA License, AVMA dues, PLIT all company paid
$1500 yearly CE for up to 3 yearly.
Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) to pursue your life adventures
Vanguard 401K Retirement plan with 4% match
WA State Veterinarian license current or easily obtained at time of hire.
Fear Free principles of care are a must (paid certification and training provided). We live and breathe Fear Free...you should too!
EMR experience and computer savvy. We are paperless.
Strong communication skills, professionalism, soft-skills, and enjoyment of client interaction.
Collaborative approach to patient care.
Interest in behavior would be an asset.
Willingness to utilize nursing staff fully. We are a team-centered culture.
Located in the historic Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham, WA, the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a Fear Free Certified Hospital! We were the 23rd hospital nationwide to have earned this prestigious distinction. Our hospital has been providing full service veterinary care and referrals to the wonderful communities throughout Whatcom and Skagit county since 1979. FVH is firmly committed to compassionate, professional, and individually-tailored care for all of our patients and their pet parents. It is our belief that the wellness and healing of a family pet is best done through a cooperative approach between owner, veterinarian, support staff and, most importantly, the patient. Together we can provide veterinary services that ensure wagging tails and purrs of delight for your four-legged family members for years to come.