Come and work for us and you’ll find out what life can be about!
We are scouring the world for an amazing equine veterinarian who has excellent clinical skills, plenty of self-motivation, and a jolly personality. We have a great (well-trained) clientele and are looking for a self-starter to join our small but mighty/rapidly growing team to build on that established base.
In return for your skills, we will treat you well: We have structured a package that focuses on both pay and lifestyle; Ikon Ski Pass or Hot Springs membership are but some of the perks on offer!
We love our profession and want to live forever, so believe everyone needs a decent vacation and time to do self-care. This is why we actively encourage a full 2-week vacation, and plenty more besides.
Like the sound of that?! Read on…
We have an office staff, a haul-in facility with stocks & espresso machine. Our kit includes wireless DR, ultrasound, endoscope, ECSW, Class IV laser, all the dental tools, IRAP/PRP/other regeneratives etc. All well maintained and up-to date.
We work 8:30 - 5pm M-F; no scheduled appointments on weekends. On-call is shared with the boss 50:50, but is not onerous and we typically see 2-6 out of hours cases a month (seasonal swings). ER bonuses are 100% of the ER Fee, paid monthly, and a day off in lieu of weekend on-call that helps with the work-life balance.
The majority of our case load is dentistry, lameness, wounds and first opinion medicine.
The ideal applicant would have experience in these fields and be able to perform thorough examinations and work-ups.
An insatiable clinical curiosity and ability to grow & learn is paramount; we value the person who knows when to ask for help!
Have a particular interest? Tell us about it and let us help you put your stamp on the practice.
If you like equine reproduction, however, I’m afraid your SOL, this is not the job for you.
We work closely with an equine sports medicine/performance practice based in Loveland, CO which visits Steamboat monthly to serve clients and is available for in person consultations and mentorship. We have wonderful relationships with 3 regional referral hospitals, and they are very supportive in serving our clients and in our growth.
Note From The Boss:
I think I’m a great boss, maybe that makes me arrogant, so I’m willing to be told differently with weekly associate meetings over a cuppa. I offer all the mentorship you want, both on cases and in business. I welcome feedback positively and strive to keep our practice culture happy and healthy.
If you’d like to check out previous employees’ thoughts on working with me (relief vets, previous tech), I’d be happy to put you in touch. I believe in evidenced-based medicine, ethical practices and continuing self-development; if you share these values, you’ll fit right in!
Salary: Competitive/experience based. It is a straight salary with 100% emergency fee bonuses monthly.
Vacation: Four weeks (20 business days) paid time off, in addition to major holidays.
Accommodation stipend on top of salary. For the first month, on-site short-term accommodation is available.
Long weekend: After an on-call weekend you will get the following Friday off. We also have flexible scheduling during the winter which is less busy.
Steamboat Springs Rodeo: During the summer you will share on-site duties at the Steamboat Springs PRCA rodeo on your on-call weekend. As a reward, we’ll buy your season Ikon Ski Pass — or the equivalent if you don't ski!
CE stipend $1,500, with 4 paid days off. We are willing to pay for additional CE if it is in both your interest and that of the practice.
Paid dues & subscriptions: AVMA + PLIT, CO license, DEA license, membership to two additional relevant organizations (e.g. AAEP, CVMA, etc.).
Practice truck available, work cell phone provided (which we encourage you to turn off when not on call!), practice swag and other perks.
Our Location: “The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go!”
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: This is a brilliant place to call home, not just a ski resort. It has a great year-round family community with excellent schools and sports facilities. It is rural, but affluent, and blessed with a strong, growing equine community. In addition to world class winter sports, the outdoor enthusiast will find excellent hiking, camping, hunting and fishing the rest of the year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A CALL:
Please email your resume, cover letter with a brief description of your personality, experience, and at least 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must have, or be eligible for, Colorado & DEA licensure. A minimum of 2 years of experience is ideal; however if candidates with less experience can demonstrate independent decision making and feel they would be a great fit, we’d love to talk to you. This is not a new graduate position.
You must possess a clean drivers license, be physically able to carry out the rigors of equine practice and pass a background check.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive, based on experience. There is also an accommodation stipend and emergency bonus for on call duties.
About High Country Veterinary Services, LLC
We are an established, rapidly growing equine practice in the heart of Colorado’s ski and vacation country. Located in Steamboat Springs, our family-oriented, progressive practice is seeking to fill a new, full time equine veterinary position.
We offer top-notch first opinion veterinary medicine, and delve into dentistry, lameness and injury rehabilitation with a passion. We are currently ambulatory with a haul-in facility, expanding shortly to a larger facility with more in-clinic appointments. Our mission is to deliver the latest, most up-to-date clinical care to our patients, with integrity, compassion and excellence. We aim to go above and beyond our customers expectations.
It is also our mission to provide a work place that empowers our employees through education, positive feedback and courageous leadership. We love our profession and strive to be the change, not just talk about it.
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