Iron Mountain Animal Hospital is accepting applications to complete a veterinary externship at our clinic. We are a progressive state of the art, AAHA accredited, 6 doctor practice nestled on the border of northern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan. You will enjoy our friendly, easy going, yet very qualified team. The Iron Mountain area offers a beautiful place to live with year-round outdoor activities, a lower cost of living, and a wonderful sense of community. Interested externs must have a desire to practice medicine, surgery, and preventative care. Our externships are hands-on.
Our full-time staff veterinarians work 4 days a week and rotate through a Saturday rotation (average of one Saturday every 6 weeks). The Saturday is scheduled as 8am to 12pm, but they are paid for a full day. We offer great work/life balance with this 4 day a week schedule. Our schedules are flexible, allowing for your weekday off to be moved if you have a special need in a given week, without having to use vacation or sick time to do so. We also allow some flexibility in your lunch time period if needed to go to scheduled appointments or for family events like school plays and performances. We encourage the usage of vacation time.
During a normal weekday at the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital location, we have 3 exam room doctors, 1 surgery doctor, 8 veterinary technicians/assistants, 5 receptionists, and 1 practice manager on staff. On Saturdays, we have 1 exam room doctor, 2 veterinary technicians/assistants, and 2 receptionists. At the Norway Veterinary Clinic location we have 1 doctor, 2 veterinary technicians/assistants, and 1 receptionist. We pride ourselves in team-based medicine.
We have a full in house lab (Idexx), ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, and radio wave frequency surgical capabilities. Our medical records are 100% electronic. We are committed to staying ahead of the medical curve and bringing the best possible medicine to our community. We encourage our doctors to seek out continuing education in topics that interest them and benefit the practice. Our drive is to have a doctor's medical interest become their “specialty”. Doing so allows for further growth and development for both the doctor and the practice.
Click this link to view a slideshow about our clinic: https://tinyurl.com/y3htkkfh. At the end of the slideshow, you can click a link to take a virtual tour of our facility!
Enrollment in an accredited veterinary school is a requirement for this externship.
Additional Salary Information: This is an unpaid externship
About Iron Mountain Animal Hospital
The Iron Mountain Animal Hospital and Norway Veterinary clinic's mission is for our clients and patients to look forward to visiting our clinic because of our staff’s dedication to deliver excellent client service, high-quality medicine, and compassionate care. We strive to fulfill this mission by maintaining beautiful, modern facilities and hiring and training the best staff possible. Our goal is to continually improve our clinics by investing copious time and capital into staff development, continuing education, and modern procedures and techniques.
The Iron Mountain Animal Hospital has been in operation since 1972, and our new building was built from the ground up in 2010. The Norway Veterinary Clinic has been in operation since 2017, and that building was a complete remodel in 2017.
Our area is an extremely beautiful place to live with year-round outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing- if you can do it outdoors, you can do it here! We enjoy a low cost of living and a wonderful sense of community. There is a large focus on downtown beautification and more community events are organized each year, including half marathons/5K's, beer festivals, musi...c festivals, biking events, and more. We even have a community outdoor lunch event with bands downtown every Thursday!
Our schools are rated at higher than average quality for the region of the country, and offer small class sizes and dedicated teachers. Michigan offers "school of choice", so you can chose which school would be best for your family. And, because we are right on the border, you can chose which state you want to live in (Michigan or Wisconsin), based on what is best for your family!