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Associate Veterinarian

We specialize in serving our clients.  We believe that the highest quality of medicine should be available to all our clients, regardless of species.  We show our commitment to this through our ever-expanding services to our producers and companion pets alike.  From continuing education on the latest health topic to AAHA certification, we strive to exceed our client’s expectations.

The Associate Veterinarian will work with the head Doctor and Director of Medicine as outlined in Division 4 (Medical Services) and Division 5 (Quality Control Supervisor) of the organization to deliver the personalized high-quality medicine they deserve. The Associate Veterinarian is vital to the team as they assist in achieving high quality medicine in abundance by strict compliance of hospital policy. By doing so, Associate Veterinarians allow us to care for the community’s creatures, great and small. We expect all team mates follow company policy, so our clinic can expand and service more clients.

Veterinarians are challenged to provide evidence-based medicine to a growing mixed animal practice while bridging the gap between two fields. Through doing so, clients in our community receive state of the art care for their pets and their herds. Our progressive clients expect the best practices available for routine and emergency care, regardless of weather conditions. We seek compassionate, enthusiastic, motivated, team members with strong communication skills. Team members should be willing to learn and contribute to success within the clinic including the following responsibilities:

Preventive health measures including being able to complete a physical exam and implement AAHA Guidelines for care based on life stages and current health diseases.  Using strong communication skills, our veterinarians are expected to review with disease risk and vaccination recommendations and parasite prevention across all species to our clients.

Utilize physical exam results, problem lists and differentials to order and perform appropriate diagnostics to detect the presence of disease including but not limited to lab tests, radiographs, ultrasound, and necropsy across all species.   This includes the ability to identify and treat common dermatologic and endocrine diseases as well as metabolic diseases in our patients.

Work with a team of staff members and clients to lead in solutions to client’s problems.

Provide clear communication about ongoing medical care using physical exam sheets, discharge instructions, pre-surgical charts and surgery reports as well as complete medical records for patients you work with.

Qualified candidates are competent at providing anesthesia, pain management and soft tissue surgeries we provide including spays, neuters (including cryptorchids), declaws, nares surgery, soft palate surgery, mass removal (including in house cytology), gastrointestinal surgeries for foreign body, pyometra surgeries, umbilical hernias, displaced abomasum surgery and caesareans.

Candidates must be willing to learn dental radiography and extraction techniques for companion animal.

Candidates must also be competent at lameness diagnosis, recommending orthopedic surgeries and being able to treat non-surgical lameness in all species.

Be proficient at reproductive work including setting up estrus synchronization, palpating pregnancies over 60 days, ultrasounding pregnancies in cattle over 30 days, sexing fetuses at 60 days, prolapse repair, breeding soundness exams for bulls and small ruminants and ultrasounding small ruminants over 60 days pregnant.

Candidates should be able to process calves including vaccinations, castrations, dehorning and implanting with a team.  They must be Level 2 accredited to perform brucellosis vaccination, TB testing and write interstate health certificates.

Be available for scheduled nights on emergency call and be able to operate equipment after hours.

Possess knowledge of commonly used pharmaceutical agents including doses, side effects and with drawl dates.

Most importantly, candidates must possess the compassion, honesty, integrity and a willingness to work as a team to provide high standards of medicine through consistent communication with staff and clients.

All team members are reviewed on a weekly and yearly basis. Our clinic believes strongly in supporting goal driven individuals. Our Director of Administration reviews weekly goals as set by weekly team meetings, and on employee’s personal standards. The company owner reviews employee’s progress and does an annual review. Opportunities can present themselves for those that show they are goal driven through statistical analysis.

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) and current license in South Dakota and Minnesota along with Level 2 Federal Accreditation is required for this position.  No previous experience is necessary. Our clinic is willing and eager to train the right person into this position. A year-long internship training program will be used to bring all new graduates up to full competency.   A review is conducted each month to ensure all questions are addressed.

Compensation does vary due to experience and contributions to the clinic, but starting wage is 60,000-100,000$ per year plus benefits and opportunities for production bonuses.

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