Looking to be a part of a veterinary team dedicated to patient care, compassion, and community service? Want to work for an organization that values employees as its top asset? Do you desire to become a certified Fear Free professional in a hospital seeking certification in 2018? Wish you worked in a hospital with 30 minute appointments and a caseload that allows for meaningful relationships with clients and patients? Looking for a job that respects the balance between your work and home life? Are you an outdoor enthusiast that would love easy access to the mountains, rivers and ocean on your days off? If you answered yes to these questions, we may have exactly what you’re looking for:
The Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1979 and 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 FT Associate DVM to join our team of 5 Drs. in a primarily cat and dog hospital equipped with digital radiology, in house diagnostics, state of the art iM3 dentistry, and a full surgical suite that includes Doppler-blood pressure and pulse-oximetry. All Drs. 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 with employee tenure across all positions averaging 10+ years! We place great value on our staff; turnover is not our business.
Here is what we seek from you:
Minimum 1-3 years direct veterinary patient care.
Fear Free principles of care are a must. (Fear Free Level 1 and 2 certification paid for new hire)
EMR experience and computer savvy. (We are paperless).
Strong communication skills, soft-skills, and enjoyment of client interaction.
Team approach to care and desire to utilize support staff to the fullest.
Interest in complimentary medicine and desire to obtain company paid training through continuing education and certification.
Feline focus a plus.
Here is what we offer in return:
FT veterinarians work 34-38 hours weekly with 2-3 days off. You will work no more than one Saturday every 5-6 weeks.
No Sunday, evening or emergency /on-call hours.
Competitive FT salary that understands you have student loans and a bonus incentive at year's end to reward your hard work.
100% premium paid health insurance.
State Licensing fees, DEA License, AVMA dues, PLIT all company paid
$1500 yearly CE
Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) to pursue your life adventures.
Simple IRA Retirement plan with 3% match
If all this is sounding good then go ahead and forward your resume and professional references to the practice manager, Michael Bellis, CVPM. Supporting letters of recommendation or online client reviews praising your skills are always great, so be sure to include them.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital
Located in Bellingham, WA, Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a member of the Fairhaven neighborhood since 1979, providing full service veterinary care and referrals to the wonderful communities throughout Whatcom and Skagit county. We are firmly committed to providing compassionate, professional and individually tailored care for all of our patients. 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 our four-legged family members for years to come.