Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
Are you passionate about what you do? Does an accountable staff appeal to you? Would you like to join a group of positivity warriors? Where we use our voice to educate, elevate, and enable others to help pets and the people who love them? Does honoring the need to improve, grow, and do better inspire you?Then this position is for you!
Animal Clinic of Chardon is seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to join our AAHA accredited 4 doctor practice in Chardon, Ohio. We are looking for a well-matched DVM who is willing to contribute ideas, who welcomes change, and who possesses a high degree of emotional intelligence.
Chardon is in Geauga County and just 30 miles east of Cleveland. This location offers a perfect blend of beautiful countryside including 22 unique parks to explore, interesting culture, captivating history, and one-of-a-kind shopping!
So, what is ACOC all about?
We are about passion and dedication to the patients and people we serve. Our team of exceptional veterinarians, skilled nurses, and knowledgeable customer service representatives know that one of the most important things we offer to the client is education. This assures the client can leave armed with more knowledge than when they arrived. By doing so, we help to better the pet’s life and enhance the human-animal bond. We also believe that both our clients and patients benefit from our Feline Friendly Gold and Fear Free certifications. Additionally, we take the time to get to know both our clients and their pets. ACOC isn’t in it just for the pets. We know veterinary medicine is not just about cuddling with puppies and kittens (even though that is one of the best parts of our job)! It’s also about building relationships with our team, our clients, and our community.
Here at ACOC, we believe our passion brings us together and everyone contributes to our continued growth and success. We value collaborative meetings as well as personalized growth goals. We support a healthy work-life balance and are committed to providing a fulfilling work environment.
So, what is in it for you?
Well for starters, we offer:
A Competitive Salary, based on experience
Signing Bonus of $2,000
New/Recent Graduate Mentoring Program
A Rich Benefit Package:
Medical, Dental, and Life insurance
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Continuing Education Allowance
SIMPLE Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Employee Pet Care Credits and Staff Discounts
Professional Liability Insurance
Ohio Veterinary Medical License Paid
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Dues Paid
A FUN Place to Work!
What do you have to lose? If you feel you are the right candidate, possess good communication and leadership skills, believe in a healthy workplace culture, and want to make a difference in the lives of pets and people, please apply today. Your dream job awaits you!
Job Type: Full-Time Preferred, Part-Time Considered
Additional Salary Information: $2,000 sign - on bonus!
About Animal Clinic of Chardon
Thank you for your interest in Animal Clinic of Chardon (ACOC) as a potential place for your future employment! I would like to tell you a little more about our practice - we are a growing, full-service practice which strives to offer the highest quality care to our patients and the most personable service to our clients. Our caseload is about 68% canine, 30% feline and about 2% of our patients are birds, reptiles, rabbits or other pocket pets. Our reputation among clients and the community for excellent pet care and customer service, has made us a sought-after practice in the area. Our purpose statement reads “making a difference in the lives of pets and the people who love them” - it’s the reason we get out of bed and come to work each day. We moved into our new 6,800 SF facility in August 2012. We believe that it is one of the most beautiful and welcoming veterinary hospitals in NE Ohio. Photos can be seen on our web site www.AnimalClinicOfChardon.com. Our building was also featured in Veterinary Practice News and Properties Magazine. For the last three years in a row, we were chosen as Best of the Best Veterinary Facilities in Geauga County by the News Herald.Our pract...ice is blessed with an extraordinary staff of 25, including three doctors, three registered veterinary technicians, five customer service representatives and seven veterinary assistants – three of which are in RVT school. We also have a fully developed leadership team that meets regularly to develop practice goals and hold each other accountable. My husband Tom Frankmann and I are both 1997 Ohio State grads. We took over the practice in September of 2001 from Dr. Ron Swartz. Dr. Tom Frankmann is adored by his clients for the time he takes to educate them on all things pet health and well-being related. He is an experienced surgeon who enjoys performing some of the more complicated procedures. Our staff also appreciates his willingness to thoroughly educate them on any veterinary topic of interest when asked. Our other doctors include Dr. Jessica DeMarco (OSU ‘08), who we hired straight out of veterinary school. Over the last 10 years, she has grown with us and is an integral part of our leadership team. Dr. DeMarco has a very special interest in feline medicine and she also oversees our Angel Fund, an in-house fund for homeless animals or clients with financial need. Dr. Carolyn Askew (Virginia Tech ‘96) joined our team in June 2016. She brought with her loads of experience, loyal clients, and a can-do attitude. Dr. Askew loves to continuously learn and share what she knows with others on the team. All our doctors bring different experiences and skill sets which undoubtedly benefit our practice. Though I don’t see patients currently, I remain very active in the hospital and in the profession. I’ve spent the last several years developing and growing our practice and our team. This began with my important part in the design and building of the new facility and then continued as we had to adapt and expand into the new and greatly improved space. I’ve added staff, expanded our services and hours, developed a leadership team and re-invented the way we communicate with our clients and one another. I have always been focused on being the best that we can be, never settling for good enough but instead continually looking toward the future and our growth. This is also apparent in our AAHA Accreditation which we’ve maintained since 1985 and both our Feline Friendly Gold and Fear Free certifications. In September 2015 we added dental digital radiology. In 2016 we added the Sedivue urine analyzer to our Idexx in-house lab which also includes a Procyte CBC unit, Catalyst blood chemistry unit and Snap Pro. We continually upgrade and replace equipment as needed. Some of our other equipment includes a Class IV Companion Therapeutic Laser, Ellman Electrocautery, Fovea Digital Radiology, Tonopen, SunTechVet20 Oscillometric BP Monitors, Practivet Infusion Pumps, HotDog Warming Systems, Cardell Surgical Monitors (EKG, HR, BP, Pulse Oximeter, and CO2). Our in-house lab equipment complements the service of Idexx's reference lab and Cardiopet. In 2011, we made the jump to paperless medical record systems and Cornerstone Practice Management Software. Some unique things about our building that correlate with our commitment to a stress-free visit are music in exam rooms and animal housing areas, warmers and pheromones for the cat rooms, a kid’s playroom, and separate dog and cat entrances. We also have a drive thru for convenient pharmacy pick-ups and offer some boarding for cats and dogs (and other small animals). More important than our building is what goes on in our building. I am very proud of our more recently updated core values: •We are Passionate – we are here because we choose to, and we are committed to our purpose, our team, and our profession.•We are Accountable – if I see it, I own it, and I try to solve it!•We are Positivity Warriors – we remain adaptable and enthusiastic even when faced with challenges.•We use our Voice – advocating for our patients, educating our clients, and using open, respectful communication with each other.•We Grow – bring it on! We strive to be better each day, to improve our knowledge and skills and contribute to our community. As client education is top priority for us, we make it easier for our clients with technology such as computers in every exam room, our Vet2Pet app, and Petly Patient Portals. We also like participate in community outreach programs. At any given time, we may host high school students and vet tech externs. We sponsor community events such as Chardon’s “Dog Day in the Park”. We also work locally with Penitentiary Glen’s Wildlife Ambassadors Program by providing veterinary care to sick and injured wildlife and with the Geauga Dog Warden by collecting donations, providing medical care, and performing sterilization surgeries.