Associate Veterinarian Positions Available: AZPetVet is Currently Interviewing & Hiring Western University of Health Sciences Vet Med students on track for 2021 graduation!
AZPetVet is a family of animal hospitals located throughout the Greater Phoenix, AZ metro area. In 1984, the first practice (Arrow Animal Hospital) was opened, providing high quality veterinary care to patients 7 days a week. Today, that one practice has grown to a family of 21 cooperative small animal general practice hospitals, all independently owned, operated, and built upon the principal of outstanding care. We are fortunate to have a very solid mix of doctors. When experienced doctors join our group, we gain additional knowledge and perspectives. Staying current and looking to the future, we consistently welcome new graduates. Your first position as a veterinarian shapes much of how you will practice for the rest of your career. Many times, we find that student mentors say something like “now in your first job look for…” or “in your first contract look for this...” This implies a “second job”. We are looking for long-term career relationships. We have flexibility at individual hospitals and among the hospitals. Many associates, who enjoy this long-term career sustainability, choose to become partners, developing and enhancing their own personal financial foundation.
We are looking for those like us. New graduates interested in making a difference in the veterinary community and nurturing the human animal bond. As a new graduate we want you to know that we’ve been there! We remember the unique needs a new graduate has, and we embrace that. We are excited to be part of your development and career. We want to provide you the mentorship and coaching to set you up in your career to be as strong as you can be!
What makes us unique? • Salary is not based on straight production (not ProSal). We embrace a team approach to building the practice. • We are not “new” or a big corporate business, dictating medical practice. We’ve been at this for years, with steady & organic growth. • We provide all expenses paid, interactive interviews. Or a virtual interview. • Can’t work full-time? We understand personal needs, and always have positions for good veterinarians regardless of how many days they can work. • Collaborative approach to patient and client care...no requirement to come in on your days off. Your colleagues cover continued treatments and client communication. • Immediate access, via e-mail and phone, to our 125 doctors who can provide additional input for your questions about medical records, lab work and x-rays. We call it our “mini VIN”! • Mentoring and training in advanced areas such as, dentistry, surgery, medical procedures and ultrasound, throughout our practices. • More contact with veterinarians just like you, both professionally and socially. We have a diverse group of doctors; currently we have graduates representing 26 veterinary schools. • Our traveling surgeon allows our doctors to observe, participate, and learn about more advanced surgery. • A focus on current, quality medicine with up to date equipment. • We also mentor in the business aspect of the practice, as collectively, the team members, associates and partners want the business to succeed. • Our group participates in organized veterinary medicine. Our doctors have current and past positions on the state association (AzVMA) Board of Directors. We have past AzVMA Presidents, Veterinarians of the Year, and other awards. • Partnership opportunities and access to the tools to make partnership a reality. We currently have 49 AZPetVet partners.
What can we offer?
Work/Life Balance (I just graduated, am I going to get to have a life now?!)
Mentoring and Training: We won’t send you out and forget you! Our on-boarding program is structured, specific, and designed to make sure you are feeling comfortable and you succeed as a new veterinarian. The on-boarding can be summarized in three overlapping parts.
First — We want you to breathe and settle in. Meet the staff, build relationships, and learn the flow of practice & software programs.
Second — Work closely with your mentor to shadow and collaborate. Begin to see cases and do callbacks, with a weekly touchpoint to check in on your progress to ensure you have what you need to succeed.
Third — The time when you start seeing cases individually; typically within 30 to 60 days depending on your progress. Remember that seeing cases individually doesn’t mean that you’re left on your own...your team is always here for you.
You will also receive the following: • Immediate access, via e-mail and phone, to our 125 doctors who can offer advice on medical cases, lab work, x-rays, etc. • Access to training on advanced medicine, procedures and surgeries, throughout our practices. • Coaching & progress reviews to help you be successful. • Our Leadership In Training program designed to enhance your overall skill sets. • We host numerous CE opportunities year-round in our dedicated training suite and in our hospitals.
Benefits and Pay: Excellent compensation, not based solely on production. As a new graduate we know that pay and benefits can be a challenge, with most having a mountain of school debt, that is now starting to be payable. When doctors are paid on individual production, it creates a competitive environment which stifles a thriving, healthy culture and creates tension amongst peers. In our environment you do not compete for cases with other doctors.
• Full-time is 9 days in a two-week period. Starting salary is $95,000 per year. • Signing Bonus/Debt Relief of $10,000 - Paid with your first paycheck. How exciting...a paycheck! • Transition allowance of $4,000 - Paid prior to your start date, to help you get ready to start work. • Starting paid vacation of two weeks, plus 7 paid holidays and 3 paid CE days annually. • $1,500 continuing education allowance annually. • Employer paid: - Arizona State exam fee and Arizona State license fee - DEA license fee - Annual dues to AVMA, AzVMA, and annual VIN membership • Employer matching 401(k) plan. • Generous employer subsidy for medical, vision and dental insurance. • Employer provided: - long-term disability insurance - professional liability insurance - $10,000 life insurance policy, with your option for additional benefits • Very generous discount plan for personal pet medical care. • Ability to shadow our traveling surgeon to discuss surgeries and skills to improve your abilities. • Paid tuition to a dental training course. • Partnership opportunities, and the resources to make it happen. • Great option (not required) for doctors to work additional days for extra income and more experience.
Work/Life Balance: All veterinarians work hard and need time for a break. As a new graduate, we understand that you want to enjoy your life as a veterinarian. You no longer have to live your life inside books, lectures and rotating clinics. Now you want to experience new things! We get that, and have found several ways to help provide this for our veterinarians. • Can’t work full-time? Again, we understand and are flexible. We always have room for great veterinarians. • Quick trip to San Diego or other places? With our flexible schedules, it makes it easier to get away. • Plus, remember that we take a collaborative approach to patient and client care; no requirement to come in on your days off. • Our practices are busy, but we want to provide means for our doctors to “recharge their batteries”. • You will get to know many veterinarians with similar interests. Thus, opportunities and adventures such as hiking, exercise, sports, horseback riding await you. In addition, you will also meet veterinarians with similar family interests as well. • Not from Phoenix or Arizona? We will help you with finding locations to live, insurance needs, schools, banking and other services. In other words, you are joining a family which will help you “settle in”.
Sound interesting? To learn more about us and our family of animal hospitals, simply visit our website at www.AZPetVet.com. If you are interested in hearing more about the opportunities available, please contact us! We would enjoy setting up a phone interview and possibly a visit or virtual experience to meet our team and hospitals.
What does the interview process look like?
After a successful phone interview, we will offer an all-expense paid interactive interview, based upon your availability. You will travel to Phoenix, meet our leadership team, and visit several hospitals. You will meet our hospital teams and doctors to see first-hand how we operate! If travel is not an option, we will happily schedule a face to face virtual interview.
When can I/should I contact you?
You are encouraged to apply now! With our continued growth as a organization, we have multiple positions available and are currently interviewing and hiring class of 2021 new graduates. We hire in the summer and fall for seniors graduating the following spring, so there is no need to wait until you take the NAVLE to apply or interview with us.
If interested in finding out more, please contact any of the following: • Dr. Wayne Anderson at (602) 326-3119 - firstname.lastname@example.org • Cheryl Akers at (623) 910-0740 - email@example.com • Dr. Kelli Evans at (928) 308-8361 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are we? AZPetVet is a family of animal hospitals located throughout the Greater Phoenix area. In 1984, the first practice (Arrow Animal Hospital) was opened, providing high quality veterinary care to patients, 7 days a week. Today, that one practice has grown to a family of 21 cooperative small animal general practice hospitals, all independently owned, operated, and built upon the principal of outstanding care. We are fortunate to have a very solid mix of doctors. When experienced doctors join our group, we gain additional knowledge and perspectives. Staying current and looking to the future we consistently bring in new graduates. We pride ourselves in seeking and actively hiring new graduates. Your first position as a veterinarian shapes much of how you will practice for the rest of your career. Many times, we find that student mentors say something like “now in your first job look for….”, or “in your first contract look for this….”. This implies a “second job”. We are looking for long- term career relationships. We have flexibility at individual hospitals and among the hospitals. Many associates, who enjoy this long-term career sustainability, choose to become partners, developing and enhancing their own personal financial foundation.