Associates are compensated on a Pro Sal commission basis, with guaranteed $120,000 annual base salary. Based on the production of our current doctors, a new full-time veterinarian could expect to earn between $130,000-$270,000 annually. $10,000 signing bonus. 120 hours of paid time off. Student loan assistance available. Bi-annual bonus. Group health, dental, and vision plans available (family coverage available). Short-term disability. 401K with 4% employer match. DEA and state licensing fees covered. Dues for AVMA, TVMA, EPVMA covered. VIN membership. $4,000 yearly CE allowance. Fear Free Certification. Ultrasound and Echocardiogram certification. Discounts for personal pets.
2 openings available.
We are a small animal and exotics practice located in suburban El Paso, Texas looking for a top-notch associate or two to round out our spectacular (in our humble opinion) hospital. What makes us so special? We constantly strive to practice the “golden rule.” In a nutshell, our leadership and management are constantly working to ensure we are the type of business we ourselves would want work in as team members, as well the type of hospital we would want to take our pets as clients. For the more elaborate explanation:
-We believe in practicing quality medicine and advocating for our patients’ physical and emotional well-being. For this reason, we provide Fear Free certification for all team members that have contact with patients. We emphasize preventive care and client education. We are continually updating our processes and technologies to keep up with advancements and recently invested in a new 7100 sq ft facility with separation of dog and cat areas and improved work flows. We also invest in our doctors and staff by encouraging continuing education and professional development so they can provide a rock star level of care.
-We believe in providing clients with a quality experience. Facility improvements, updated processes, and continually refining client communication enables us to maintain a happy client base that keeps bringing their pets back to see us.
-We believe in having a quality of life concern for our staff and fostering a healthy workplace culture. Exceptional patient care and customer service would not be possible without skilled team members that find satisfaction in their profession. To this end, we have zero intention to open 7 days a week or have extended hours. We strive to treat all team members fairly and equitably. Windows and Solatubes in our new facility provide plenty of natural light so you can actually tell whether its day or night when you’re at work. A kitchen, eating area, and lounge area gives our staff a comfortable area to unwind on breaks. Structured training and staff development fosters skill and confidence in team members so they can achieve their amazing potential.
So what does this mean for a new associate?
-It means you can practice medicine you can be proud of. It means you have access to mentorship and/or support from Dr. Dashley, Dr. Lara, Dr. Castorena and Dr. Reyes; continuing education and wet labs on our dime to expand your knowledge and skills; and membership in a tight knit local VMA that allows for networking and friendships with colleagues.
-It means you can attain a work-life balance with favorable hours. Emergency calls are totally optional and there is a great after hours emergency hospital in town so you don’t have to worry about late night C-sections unless you want to.
-It means that you can achieve financial success and pay off those pesky student loans without eating Ramen (unless you like Ramen, of course). Our client base is strong and growing. Our clients are generally wonderful pet parents that follow recommendations and keep us busy with their kiddos. We maintain a high tech to DVM ratio. Our technicians are truly awesome at what they do and support our doctors so they can focus on doctoring. We are busy, but organized, and this combination of efficiency and quality medicine allows us to provide good compensation and benefits to our staff and doctors. Associates are compensated on a Pro Sal commission basis, with guaranteed $120,000 annual base salary. Based on the production of our current doctors, a new full-time veterinarian could expect to earn between $130,000-$270,000 annually. $10,000 signing bonus. 120 hours of paid time off. Student loan assistance available. Bi-annual bonus. Group health, dental, and vision plans available (family coverage available). Short-term disability. 401K with 4% employer match. DEA and state licensing fees covered. Dues for AVMA, TVMA, EPVMA covered. VIN membership. $2,000 yearly CE allowance. Fear Free Certification. Ultrasound and Echocardiogram certification. Discounts for personal pets. A “benevolence” budget for when you just really want to save that puppy but the owner is tapped out.
-It means flexibility. Just want to practice on dogs and cats and never touch a bird again? That’s okay. If you are interested in small exotics (sorry, no Ostriches), Dr. Dashley and Dr. Reyes are more than happy to help you out. Don’t want to do ear crops and artificial inseminations? We don’t either. Only want to work part time? We’ll take it.
-It means you have access to a brand-spanking-new, beautiful, fully-loaded veterinary hospital. 7 exam rooms, 2 surgery tables in a dedicated surgical suite, 2 dental tables in a dedicated dental suite, 5 treatment tables, genuine isolation room, separate dog and cat waiting, separate dog and cat kennel areas, individual associate desks (no sharing space with the x-ray machine…true story), digital white board, digital radiography (including horizontal beam), ultrasound and echocardiography, digital dental radiographs, electro- and radiocautery, surgical laser, cold laser, HotDog patient warming systems, full anesthesia monitoring (including EtCO2), and in house lab machines (chem, CBC, coag, urinalysis, and IDEXX snap tests). Sorry, no crystal ball or magic wand, but here’s to hoping!
Take an in depth look at our hospital and staff on our career page. https://www.tlcvetelpaso.com/veterinary-associate-positions/
Future plans for the practice include pursuing AAHA accreditation, incorporating CT and endoscopy, expanding our exotics services to include rabbit and rodent dentistry, and adding more wonderful associate veterinarians to our growing TLC family. Want to be part of something great? Let us know! Contact Matt Heinlein at [email protected]
Must be a DVM or equivalent, eligible to work in the United States.
TLC Animal Hospital is a modern, busy, well managed small animal and exotic pet hospital located in El Paso, Texas (a great city with a small town feel). TLC was established in 2016 when its current owners purchased an existing, well established practice and started a campaign to create a veterinary hospital founded on the principles of providing exceptional care to our patients, excellent customer service, and a rewarding, healthy work environment for our staff. In pursuit of these goals, TLC is located in a large, updated facility; employs highly skilled and Fear Free certified staff members that love what they do; is continually investing in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies; and focuses on continual improvement and learning for our doctors, staff and students.