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Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Polaris Equine, based in beautiful Pittsboro, NC, is seeking an associate to join their awesome 2 doctor team (you would be #3!). Owner is a 2011 MSU grad; associate is a 2023 UW-Madison grad. Current 3rd associate (2022 VM CVM) is sad to be leaving our team in preparation of an abroad relocation, courtsey of the US military.
To start, the work week is 4 days, every week, with three-day weekends when you are not on call. Weekday on-call and weekend rotations are split evenly between all doctors, as are major holidays. Benefits include healthcare (including dental), generous PTO package, paid parental leave, paid CE, licensure coverage, liability insurance, and professional organization dues. Salary is commensurate with experience but guaranteed to be competitive, paid as a monthly lump sum. Experienced and new grads alike are encouraged to apply. Mentorship is available regardless of your level of experience.
Each associate has their own SUV (heated seats!) with gas card, so no sharing is required! You’ll be accompanied by a fabulous technician (we have several) and there is an option to spend clinic money on a budget/sad case for medical management when referral is cost prohibitive (we’re all big softies at heart).
Caseload is approximately 80/20 split with equine the primary focus; the other species include those found on hobby farms (including the random zebra or camel ;) but not including house cats or dogs. Owner loves surgery and is very supportive and encouraging to try new techniques, and the associate is keen on repro and internal med. Our clients are lovely and mostly self-sufficient (we require clients to have emergency drugs on hand) so after hours work is usually not crazy. We see non-client emergencies when able to but charge appropriately.
The town of Pittsboro is central to pretty much anywhere you could want to go in North Carolina! The coast and the mountains are 2-3 hours each direction, and there are lakes and rivers everywhere in-between. Four major cities are just a short drive if you need more excitement in your life! And let us tell you about the weather - our current associates are both from the north and have been giggling about the panic grocery shopping that occurs when there's flurries in the forecast.
Polaris Equine is more than just a job- employees are treated like family. The business advisor (aka dad) will bring you garden fresh veggies, always stocks the fridge with water and caffeinated beverages, and loves to share stories over a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the pond. We do carpool karaoke poorly, and each ride in a different discipline. If you’re looking for a practice that does work-life balance correctly, please email your resume to Polaris.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also text the team at 919-429-9492 to arrange an informal chat with any of us.
Veterinary Degree, USDA level 2