Ashby Animal Clinic needs an additional Associate Veterinarian to join the family! We are confident that after learning more about us, you will see what a fantastic, rewarding opportunity the role can be for your career.
The clinical team you will join is highly experienced and ultra-collaborative. Dr Tara Bell (Va Tech, 2007), Dr. Sarah Whitman Hadacek (VA Tech, 1989), Dr. Lisa May Moran (Purdue University, 1984 and Dr. Hannah Bolt (Ohio State, 2022) are supported by 7 licensed technicians.
Our fast-growing practice is independently owned.
Our state-of-the-art, 3,912sq. ft. hospital, is housed within the hospital’s original structure from 1974, which underwent a complete interior redesign and expansion in 2013 and another expansion in 2023. It features ample treatment space, a dedicated surgery suite and dentistry area, six exam rooms and an impressive list of modern equipment.
The Ashby Animal Clinic staff prides itself on possessing an upbeat, drama-free, family-like culture. We love coming to work each day and know you will too!
"I’ve never met a group of harder-working people who love the medicine, who love to learn, and who love helping pet owners."
Dr. Tara Bell
About the Opportunity
We are looking to hire an Associate Veterinarian as an additional doctor for the Ashby Animal Clinic team. This opening is not due to a departing DVM; it is due to our steady, continued growth. For the right applicant who sees Ashby Animal Clinic as their new home and who we see as a good fit with our team, we will be highly competitive on compensation. The position is eligible for our standard benefits package all the details of which we’d be excited to discuss with you!
"It's a joy to come into work every day, it's like going to my second home."
Winnie Roadcap, CSR/Administrative Assistant
You are a practicing veterinarian, licensed, and in good standing with the State of Virginia! Additionally, you are committed to practicing high-quality evidence-based medicine/surgery and could consider yourself a lifetime learner. If you have specific clinical interests, that is wonderful; we are always looking to expand the spectrum of services the hospital is able to offer to its clients. You are patient with pet owners, even the crotchety ones, and generally have a sunny disposition in the exam room and treatment areas. Our team is very collaborative, so if you naturally like to teach others, that is excellent too. In terms of your clinical experience, we are flexible: new grads are welcome as are seasoned veterans of the profession.
About the Team
The full-time staff currently consists of our 4 Veterinarians, 7 Licensed Technicians, 4 Receptionists, and 3 awesome Veterinary Assistants! The team consistently praises the hard-working, family-like atmosphere in the building. Additionally, the high percentage of full-time team members ensures continuity and collaboration that few other practices can offer.
"Ashby practices high-quality medicine. Period. From its earliest days, the hospital has had a reputation for clinical excellence. That continues today with the way we practice and through the excellent relationships we have with the specialists who assist us with the more unique cases we can see."
Dr. Lisa May Moran
About the Practice
For over 48 years, Ashby Animal Clinic, an independently owned practice, has served the needs of pet owners and their dogs and cats in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area. We make every effort to invest in our clinical capabilities and would be delighted to add to our service offerings if you possess unique skills. From a workflow perspective, we operate on 30 minute appointment blocks, do not have walk-in appointments, and no after-hours emergencies.
Ashby Animal Clinic was founded by Dr. James G. Simmons and Dr. Shelvin Arey in October of 1974, as a mixed animal practice. Ashby Animal Clinic became an exclusive small animal practice in the early 80’s. Dr. Simmons was the sole owner of Ashby Animal Clinic until March 1st, 2013 when he sold the clinic to Dr. Tara Bell and Tricia Eagle. Ashby Animal Clinic employees four associate veterinarians; Dr. Sarah Whitman Hadacek, Dr. Lisa May Moran, and Dr. Garrett Smith.
Ashby Animal Clinic operates with experienced, trained veterinarians supported by a knowledgeable staff who are all working toward the continued goal of ensuring that all our patients receives the very best in veterinary care.