Salary will be competitive with national averages for new grads. Added services, interests and skills will all be considered for determining salary for experienced applicants.
IRA, emergency compensation, health insurance, life insurance policy, dental/vision available, PTO
2 openings available.
Associate Veterinarian wanted for TRUE MIXED ANIMAL PRACTICE in southwest Missouri.
We are beginning our search for our next associate here at Animal Clinic of Diamond. ACofD is currently a 3 doctor practice with graduates from Mississippi State and Missouri. We have grown at a rapid rate, and caseload is more than large enough to support 4, if not more, full time veterinarians.
All of our associates currently do a little bit of everything, and this has historically worked pretty well for us. That being said, our caseload has drastically increased over the last couple years, and we are now open to potential associates with more specified interests! While we welcome the addition of another associate interested mixed animal practice, we also welcome applicants with more specified interests.
Small Animal Applicants: If you are concerned about your comfort level with large animals, our associates were recruited based on their interests/talents in large animal practice and would be more than happy to provide mentorship in this area. Additionally, our small animal caseload and client base has rapidly expanded. Currently all three associates are splitting time managing both the small and large animal aspects of the clinic, but the caseload could easily keep a small animal associate busy while allowing the current associates to cover the large animal caseload.
Mixed Animal Applicants: If you truly enjoy the diversity of mixed animal practice, you will have opportunity at any and all species. We see equal amounts of small and large animal cases and are more than happy to allow you to pursue all of your personal interests. We are happy to support/foster individual interest and grow that aspect of the practice with you. We are fortunate to be located in an area that has no shortage in opportunities.
Large Animal Applicants: We welcome the opportunity to work with an associate with more specified large animal interests. Traditionally we have hired mixed animal associates, but with the continued growth in all aspects of our practice we would be open to exploring this option with you. Similar to what I mentioned for the small animal applicants, current associates would be willing to give up parts of their large animal caseload to keep you busy. While there are some other large animal practices in the area, many of these are older solo practitioners and have been referring an increasing number of cases our way. While we see a large number of equine cases, we have not scratched the surface of satisfying the demand in the area for equine work. If equine was more your interests, we can easily facilitate pretty quick growth on that side to keep you busy.
Large animal accounts for over 50% revenue with beef cattle claiming the majority. There are a large amount of cow/calf producers in the area, and we are also the consulting veterinarians for many of the local stocker operations easily combining for well over 100,000 stocker calves. We have recently completed a complete renovation of our haul-in facilities (there is a decent video on our facebook page)! The clinic is located on a working stocker calf ranch and have a great set of sorting pens, covered starting traps, hydraulic alley way and squeeze chute with scales, indoor hospital pens, multiple loadouts, mobile group scale, mobile catch pen, mobile hydraulic chute, mobile manual chute, mobile hydraulic foot trimming table with its own separate working area here at the clinic, 2 easi-scan ultrasounds, and a dystocia area. Currently there are 3 vet trucks set up with porta-vet beds and access to an additional truck for farm work.
Equine caseload has easily doubled in the last year or two. Historically we have taken care of the horses for our big cattle clients along with emergency horse work. We've just recently dipped our toes in providing limited reproductive services, and it looks like this could easily take off if of interest. This area is rich with performance and ranch horses, and the services offered to these clients could easily expand. There is a large demand for equine work in the area and many of the clients are traveling a couple hours for true equine practice. In the last few years we have added a concreted treatment area with stocks and drain, a small indoor round pen, updated the "mare motel", power floats, and in-house EIA lab for same day coggins. Additionally, you would have access to our outdoor arena with lights.
Swine and SmallRuminants are surprising in number and continue to increase in popularity with the show kids in the area. This caseload could be easily increased as we have not yet advertised/pushed to develop this area.
Small Animal caseload grows daily. Many clinics in the area are all booked solid with small animal cases. Hardly any options exist in the immediate area for emergency cases. We have two fully furnished surgery suites with gas anesthesia machines, digital x-ray, 2 easi-scan ultrasounds, and multiple in-house bloodwork machines. The plans for a new boarding/kennel facility have been initiated and we are awaiting bids from a few contractors, but the plan is to have a larger separate facility across the parking lot to allow for additional small animal expansion within the current facility. We embrace change and facility improvements and are excited about the impact this will have on the services we can provide.
The demand for Exotics and Pocket Pets continues to grow. We have increased the services provided for these clients, and it has been well received by this clientele with little/no advertising. This area could also easily increase if of interest.
Support staff currently includes 5 technicians (3 licensed), 2 office managers, kennel tech and 2 ranch hands that double as large animal technicians as needed.
We take a lot of pride in the appearance and upkeep of our facilities. Plans to renovate/expand/improve are constant. You would be joining a team that actively works to continue to provide our staff, clients, and patients with the best environment we can.
Diamond is located within an hour of Springfield, Mo and a little over an hour to Fayetteville, Ar if you are looking for a rural practice experience with access to a couple larger cities with concerts and college/professional sporting events.
Most important to us will be an associate that is received well by our clients and fits well with our current team. As is true with most rural practices, our clients are our family. If offered a position with us, you will be expected to treat them as such. Selecting an our next associate will be based on finding a self-driven individual that embraces the team approach to our clientele. We are happy to support and develop individual areas of interests, but communication skills, integrity, professionalism, work ethic and your ability to work with our team is what will matter most to us.
We are excited about what the future holds for this place. Check out our website and Facebook to get some glimpses of the facility. Send us a resume, and schedule a time to come visit. We are always happy to show the place off!
Animal Clinic of Diamond is a true mixed-animal practice that was established in Diamond, MO in 1992 by the late Dr. Harold Haskins and his wife Jayne. Dr. Haskins is responsible for the relaxed team-oriented atmosphere with an emphasis on beef cattle. Credit also “Doc” Haskins for creating a culture of local producers who understand the value and utility of the veterinarian when it comes to their operations.
The clinic is located on an incredible 420+ acre ranch where we run 1100-1500 stocker calves at any given time along with about 50 cow/calf pairs and all the horses we use for ranch work.
While founded with an emphasis on beef cattle, the practice continues to rapidly grow in all areas. Our goal is to remain as full service as possible for our client base. To us this means continuing to learn and provide new/improved services, new/improved equipment, and applying it to all species.
In addition to our website, we are also active on our Facebook page.