Associate Veterinarian – AAHA Practice - $20,000 Signing Bonus
Blue River PetCare
Location: Longview, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Starting at $90,000
DVM or equivalent
We are seeking a full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our team at West Loop Animal Hospital, a well-established (over 40 years) 2.5-doctor, small animal practice located in Longview, Texas. While dogs and cats make up many of our patients, approximately 10% are avian/exotics. No experience necessary for exotic work, but experience is highly preferred in small animal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, and dentistry. We highly value a positive and friendly demeanor, and a desire to cultivate great working relationships with both staff and clients. If you are interested in a leadership or management role, the opportunity to transition into a Medical Directorship is also available. Ultimately, our hope is to match your professional and personal goals with our practice's needs.
Our hospital’s mission is to not only offer sound advice, but also optimal medical, surgical, and dental care. To ensure we meet AAHA standards, we have a variety of tools and gadgets at our disposal. This includes a well-stocked pharmacy, two surgery suites, a dental suite with digital radiography (including full body), six exam rooms, ultrasound, Idexx in-house lab, cold laser, and Cornerstone PIMS with electronic medical records (EMR).
Our associate veterinarians have a four-day work week (we are closed on weekends!) with ample time off. After hour emergencies are handled by nearby emergency clinics. We believe that a good balance of work and personal time is needed for a healthy mind and body.
Available to our ideal candidate is a competitive base salary with the opportunity to earn production bonuses. We also provide:
Signing bonus and/or relocation assistance, up to $20,000
Paid time off for personal use and additional days to attend conferences/seminars
Sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
Paid short-term disability and life insurance
Access to confidential counseling, travel assistance, and legal prep services
Paid licensure, dues, and AVMA PLIT policy
$2,000 annual CE stipend
West Loop Animal Hospital is in Longview – a beautiful small city of 82,000 in Northeastern Texas between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana. Our area consists of rolling hills, pasturelands, hardwood & pine forests, and river bottoms. Convenient shopping with an indoor mall and many major retailers (Dillard’s, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and Starbucks) draws over 200,000 people each year. Longview is also the home of LeTourneau University as well as Kilgore College and University of Texas – Tyler.
We are also home to 10 miles of continuous hiking and bike trails, 2 public dog parks, over 30 public parks, 5 splash pads, a public golf course, and 6 athletic complexes. There are several public and private lakes nearby for boating and water sports. With a relatively low cost of living, affordable housing, and good schools, Longview is a great place to live and raise a family.
Blue River PetCare's mission is to provide a long-term home for local practices that selling owners have worked so hard to build. We are dedicated to retaining the culture of each of our hospitals in addition to the local practice of medicine. We do this by ensuring each hospital has complete medical autonomy with their choice of protocols, therapies, inventory items, vendors and even management software. We also focus on our employees’ health and well-being as much as we do the pets we treat. We would love to hear from you!