Large mixed animal practice looking for an new addition to our team! Our 2 practices are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia (Galax, VA) and the foothills of North Carolina (Mount Airy, NC). Both practices have been renovated in the last 10 years.
We are a 5 doctor practice with approximately 22 support staff including 4 licensed veterinary technicians. We are particularly proud of our low staff turnover. Client and patient care is a team effort giving the veterinarian a chance to be just that. LVTs utilized for surgical inductions/monitoring and assist with advanced procedures such as IV and urinary catheterizations, contrast studies, wound care, etc. Doctors are accompanied by assistants in the exam rooms and farm calls whenever possible to restrain , to provide additional client education and input exam findings. We utilize electronic medical records via Avimark software.
Workload consists of: medical and surgical care of small animal patients (approximately 65%) with onsite Idexx lab, CR radiography, ultrasound, tonometry, advanced surgical capability (orthopedics, cruciate repair, etc.), Iso and Sevoflurane anesthesia, complete surgical monitoring, suction, electrocautery, cold Laser therapy; Basic care of Exotics (5%) including rabbit/small mammal/pet pig spay/neuter/dentistry, reptiles care and wildlife rehabilitation; on farm Equine (20%) with portable radiography and ultrasound, power equine dentistry; and Food Animal (10%) consisting of beef cattle, small ruminants and a few swine. We are open to non-traditional therapeutics and have had acupuncture services previously.
Ideally we are looking for a mixed animal practitioner, but would consider a primarily small animal or equine practitioner with adjustments to the on-call schedule. We encourage our veterinarians to explore medical interests and support the development of new areas of practice if accepted by our clientele.
Our practice philosophy is based on the family and small town origins of our practice. Our Galax office opened in 1966 and originally housed the area's first animal shelter. A few of our clients are now the grandchildren of our initial clientele. We have a diverse patient and client base and no day is ever the same!
Emergency coverage is rotated between doctors, and associates receive a portion of the collected emergency fee. We do have both a specialty clinic/small animal ER and the VA-MD Regional College of Vet Med within reasonable driving distance to refer particularly complicated cases. We have regular doctor meetings to discuss patient care, policies and new initiatives with all opinion respected.
Outdoor activities abound as we are located near the New River, Blue Ridge Parkway and several VA and NC state parks. Our Galax office is located at the start of the 57-mile New River Trail. Mount Airy is the basis for "Mayberry" in the Andy Griffith show. You can still get a a hair cut at Floyd's barber shop or take a ride in the replica of Andy's squad car. Schools are excellent and there are art galleries, museums, theaters and other cultural opportunities.
Must have or be able to obtain a license in Virginia and North Carolina. Good communication skills essential.