EasTex Veterinary Clinic in Nacogdoches, TX is seeking a full-time associate veterinarian to join our community-based practice. We are a busy, multi-doctor hospital that provides quality mixed animal veterinary care; therefore we are seeking candidates that value hard work and a dynamic learning environment. Our inviting facility has undergone many upgrades and improvements since our foundation nearly 35 years ago, keeping pace with developments in modern veterinary medicine including diagnostic technology and surgical procedures. Our entire care team is dedicated to helping our patients, educating our clients, and supporting our surrounding communities.
*New and recent graduates are also encouraged to apply for this position. This is an exceptional opportunity to see early success in your career under the guidance and mentorship of our collaborative team of doctors with a wide range of large and small animal experience in multiple areas of interest.
A staple within the East Texas community, the city of Nacogdoches is a fantastic place to live and work. From our springtime farmers market to hometown wineries and restaurants, Nacogdoches promises variety around every corner. With sunny weather, great food, and home to Stephen F. Austin State University, droves of conveniences and the warm hospitality of this city are recognizable at every doorstep. Our population is around 32,000, with many residents choosing to live beyond the boundaries of the city limits and in the beautiful countryside of our surrounding rural areas. It is the oldest town in Texas with a rich history and a friendly culture that welcomes all. This hidden gem has something to offer everyone!
EasTex Veterinary Clinic is a practice with a long history and reputation within the community, which separates us from others. Our character and commitment to the practice of sound veterinary medicine and a healthy balance of compassionate care are what drive our success.
Offering an excellent compensation package including a base salary of $75,000, up-front signing bonus, and other significant benefits (CE allowances, PTO, etc.). All compensation is negotiable and determined by candidate skill set, experience, and other variables.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public both at the clinic and beyond.
Required Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in Texas.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with all care team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
Must be able to lift and move items up to 70 pounds on occasion and regularly lift weights up 40 to 50 pounds on raised surfaces. Must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop on a frequent basis and for extended periods. Must be able to work in cramped or high places. Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. Must have a satisfactory background check inclusive of driving, criminal, employment reference, education, and social security.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of EasTex Veterinary Clinic to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.
Additional Salary Information: All compensation is negotiable and determined by candidate skill set, experience, and other variables.
About EasTex Veterinary Clinic
Established in January of 1984 by Dr. James Weatherly, EasTex Veterinary Clinic was originally located in a 900 square-foot building and cattle pens without roofs. Dr. Weatherly worked 80-100 hours a week for 16 years, accompanied by his retired father, primarily on cattle, though they also treated small animals and equine.
In 2000, Dr. Jason Richards joined Dr. Weatherly to build EasTex Veterinary Clinic into much of what it is today. In 2015, Dr. Weatherly officially retired from veterinary work. He is now enjoying his much deserved time with family and friends. That same year, Dr. Acuña joined Dr. Richards as a co-owner of the practice, which served as a catalyst to yet another phase of sustainable growth at EasTex Veterinary Clinic.
Today, our clinic is compromised of a 5,000 square-foot small animal facility, 12,000 square-foot large animal facility, and an on site crematory. Dr. Richards and Dr. Acuña both work as full time veterinarians and enjoy the dynamic working environment this clientele provides.