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Fear Free, Low Stress handling, Cat Friendly, Pain Aware, Positive Practice Culture (Human!) - we're invested in these aspects of practice to make the experience better for everyone. It works.
We are looking for an additional veterinarian (not filling a vacancy). Ours is a private, veterinarian-owned, general practice in small animal medicine and surgery located in north central Vermont. We have a busy daytime practice and provide limited emergency cover for our area (daytime and up to ten pm, resume at 8 am), so a liking for that aspect of care is a plus.
One of our future intents is to add an ER practice separate from the day practice; as we have the experience, facility and equipment available for taking on challenging cases. Hence an interest in ER/Critical Care work could provide a amazing opportunity, later on, for the right person.
Veterinarians are encouraged and supported in developing areas of interest. Group practice and its inherent collaboration naturally fosters learning, and formal mentorship opportunities are available.
This is a practice that is constantly changing, with "for the better" driving such efforts. You could contribute to its evolution by paying attention to what works, and proposing changes that could work better.
LVVS was founded in 1985, achieved AAHA certification in 1988, and built a new free-standing hospital in 1998. We have a long history of investing in people, equipment, and facility. Currently staff numbers 31, including 5 veterinarians, and with support staff working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Close to 1/2 of the staff has been on board for more than a decade. We have well-established referral relationships with area veterinary specialists.
Services provided include 1st opinion activities (wellness care, medical case work-ups and management, dentistry, surgery [come learn laparoscopic surgery!], reproductive services, laboratory, imaging, telemedicine, emergency and critical care). We are currently developing rehabilitation and behavior offerings. We have a canine blood bank on-site with a staff/client owned donor program. Radiographs and ultrasounds can be reviewed by board-certified radiologists if needed; and all imaging is digital - radiographs, dental radiographs, and ultrasound.
We have regular in house staff education, a generous CE budget, and our practice has an advisory steering committee (cross sectional in terms of staff positions). Our mission is "patient advocacy as a team". Our nursing/technical support staff is superb, and our doctors have more time to be doctors as a result.
Lamoille County is a great place to live, play, grow (personally and professionally), and be a veterinarian; although away from many of the elements of the "rat race" there is still plenty of interesting work.
Licensed (in Vermont) veterinarian competent in small animal medicine and surgery.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation method similar to ProSal (but better, as paid time off is in the calculation). Earnings percentages on services are 24, 35, and 45 %, depending on the work involved. Straight salary can be considered for those who prefer it.
Internal Number: December 2020
About Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services
LVVS was founded in 1985. It is currently veterinarian-owned. LVVS has been an AAHA accredited hospital since 1988. The "new" hospital was completed in 1998 (within which a conference room and student housing were finished in 2001). We are located in beautiful northern Vermont in one of the state's fastest growing counties.We have 24 hour staffing of the practice. Our services include everything expected of a small animal practice, PLUS: Canine Reproduction (significant breeder clientele); Laparoscopic surgery (Lap OVE standard; Lap-assisted gastropexy, Lap-assisted crypotorchidectomy, exploratory look; biposy); Behavior Consultations/classes. We have a canine blood bank on site with a staff/client owned donor program.