Associate needed and the honest truth... Someone posted that the want ads all only mention the positive, so I figured I ‘d tell it like it is. This is a Eq/SA position in a semi rural area. You will have to see emergencies and be on call. It sucks, and we know. However, we still believe in the oath we took to prevent animal suffering and serve our patients and there is no alternative for them or us . The 5 associates rotate and share it and see 2-4 a month per doctor. It still sucks. We know. Our staff is great - 6 RVT’s including a large animal tech and some fabulous assistants. There are days when half of them are sick, and we still have a fully scheduled day and walk ins. You will have to deal. You might not get your scheduled lunch period that day. But we will send out for pizza... Sometimes the new receptionist will overbook you because she is trying to get a sick animal in as soon as possible. It screws up the whole day, but she is honoring the core values we follow as a team - one of which is compassion. The senior doctors are old ( like they graduated in the 80’s). But they are board certified in internal medicine, therio and equine practice. They have a lot of experience . Best yet, they all still love veterinary medicine and can’t imagine life without it. I hope you can share our passion and our enjoyment of the profession. Mentorship? yes. It is a 2 way street - we expect you to work as hard at is as we do. That means asking questions, coming up with plans, meeting with us and taking initiative to develop yourself as a doctor. We aren’t going to spoon feed you, but we are there if you need us. The area is cold in winter and hot in summer. It is 1.5 hours from Baltimore ( if you want to go there) and Washington DC and 1.5 hours from the beach. Traffic is bad in beach season, otherwise it is a pretty good place. Hours ? We schedule a 37 hour week . Sometimes , you have to stay late. We have evening and weekend hours, including Sundays. We rotate that and do shifts during the week. Sometimes you have to do the early shift or the late shift. Maybe you only want the early or late shift? We can be flexible, but we all have to take some. Fair is fair. The clients are clients. There are some jerks, but overwhelmingly , they still trust and like us and follow what we recommend. A few dont pay, and we send them to collections. If you really feel sorry for them, we have charity money set aside for you to help them. You have to be comfortable with a backyard/pleasure horse population and we dont currently ( and I cant see in the future) do shock wave, gastroscopy, stem cells, or any of that fun stuff. You see a lot of laminitis , Cushings, and routine health care. It can be pretty low key. However, the client aren’t the demanding high maintenance, suing type either. There is a lot of repro - you dont have to like it ( although that sure helps), but you have to be willing to learn to collect a dog and/or palp a mare occasionally. It is easy to learn, trust me... and if you want to learn more, we can do that too. Even if you want to become boarded.
We cant match the salaries you see at corporate. Sorry, this is a semi rural area. We pay prosal, offer the laundry list of benefits and are trying something new with a student loan pay back program. Basically, if you stay with us, we will pay up to 10,000 towards your loan. I hope it helps. On the plus side, we dont practice corporate medicine either. As a new grad, your base will be 65000, but if you turn out to be a superstar, your pay will match. If you have been out longer and can do stuff, we will start you higher, 80k and up. You have something you really want ? We can talk, most things are negotiable. Non negotiable things? You have to have a sense of humor and adherence to our core values of integrity , respect , and compassion. We have no interest in a**holes , even if you can spay a dog in 15 minutes. Life is too short for us or our team to deal with that kind of crap. So that’s the truth. It’s a fantastic journey -come share it with us and have some fun as well.... Drcallahan@vmceaston.com Www.vmceaston.com
Sense of humor,
core values of integrity, respect and compassion
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: See ad - 65k to 80k base and up depending on experience and skills. Prosal
Relocation and signing bonus
Our practice offers an extensive range of excellent quality medical, diagnostic, surgical, wellness and preventative health care to the small and large animals in the Mid-Delmarva region.
As a AAHA member veterinary practice, the Veterinary Medical Center in Easton provides personal care to companion animals and horses in a compassionate, friendly atmosphere. We are strong promoters of prev...entative veterinary care and encourage a proactive approach to keeping your animal healthy through annual wellness exams, vaccines, parasite prevention, and, for horses, our Equine Wellness Program.
We adhere to our core values of integrity, respect, and compassion in our interactions with patients, clients , and our team.
Our veterinarians have advanced education and experience. Our staff includes a board-certified large animal internist a board-certified equine practitioner, and a board certified theriogenologist.
We offer ambulatory farm services and companion animal house calls as well as in house facilities for both large and small animals and we pride ourselves on offering superior care to our patients and clients at all time