Emergency/urgent care veterinarian- new grads welcome! Great mentorship in a supportive environment
Location: Salisbury, Maryland
Type: Part Time or Full Time
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent
Pets ER, an emergency clinic in Salisbury,Maryland- on Maryland's beautiful eastern shore- is in the process of taking applications for an associate position at our hospital. We are open nights, weekends, and holidays and typically are moderately to very busy- especially post pandemic, Our busiest months are in the summer as we are located close to some of the best beaches on the east coast- though as our area has grown, we now tend to be busy all year long. My associates enjoy a lot of time off, good compensation, and plenty of support (while still having the freedom to practice as they would like). We take seriously having a good work/life balance as well as providing a flexible schedule.
Pets ER enjoys a lot of support from our referring vets. The next closest emergency clinic is about 2 hours away. We practice state of the art medicine and are growing daily. In October of 2018, we moved into a brand new, 5000 square foot facility. We are also in the process of applying to become VECCS level 3 certified. We just recently added ligasure and a plasma sterilizer.
The schedule for our associates is very flexible- usually consisting of anywhere from 12-14 shifts a month. This equates to plenty of time off to enjoy travel and the local beaches and outdoors. Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia are all between 2 and 2 1/2 hours away. There is a regional airport less than 5 minutes away from our clinic as well. Surfers and beach lovers would find themselves in the ideal location. Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island (home of the famous ponies) are about 30 miles away. The Chesapeake Bay is in our backyard if kayaking and fishing are of interest. This area is also great for cycling and running- roads are nice and flat and very scenic. Having two 4 year universities close by (University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University), as well as Wallops NASA Flight Facility, gives us access to cultural events and rocket launches. Salisbury is a growing collegiate town that still boasts affordable housing and a relatively low cost of living. There are several local breweries, a resurgent downtown area, and plenty of good restaurants around. This is a wonderful place to live!
The shifts during the busiest times are covered by two veterinarians and we do a good job of mentoring. We currently employ 5 full time veterinarians and 1 part time/flex time veterinarian. This really helps to keep our schedule flexible. As we are privately owned and operated, our vets have a lot of freedom to practice as they would like and with the medications and methods that they feel most comfortable. I would like to add another full time or part time vet so we can continue to enjoy a reasonable schedule.
We just moved into a brand new 5000 sq ft facility a few years ago. We now are happy to have plenty of exam rooms, a large waiting area, a small bedroom/resting room for the doctors, and even a “quiet room” in which we can put our louder patients (while still being able to easily visualize them). We have 2 surgery rooms and 2 isolation areas. We are fully equipped with endoscopy, ultrasound, full surgical suite (including surgical staplers), iv pumps, digital xray, Ligasure, and full inhouse labs (IDEXX CBC, chemistry, UA sedivue, pt/ptt, istat,etc). If we don’t have a piece of equipment or medication you like to use, we will get it. Our hospital is fully computerized so that it is easier to write our notes and send them to the referring vets in the area. We also have very experienced staff- most of them have been with Pets ER for several years. They basically do it all- you just do the medicine and surgery! It makes emergency medicine fun when you can really trust your staff and other doctors and can all work as a team. I consider my staff my work family and treat them as such.
Compensation is guaranteed base + percentage and full benefits including health insurance and SIMPLE IRA retirement plan. We would be willing to mentor and train the right candidate. I believe very much in education and learning and I enjoy teaching and discussing cases. Benefits include membership to VIN, vet girl, and CE to your choice of major conferences (including travel, hotel, and conference fees). Our clinic culture definitely is a very open and sharing one- we like to learn from one another. I would also be willing to help with relocation expenses. Our ideal candidate would have some emergency experience or be very confident in their diagnostic and surgical skills. New or recent graduates welcomed. I enjoy mentoring. We offer a very competitive benefit and compensation package. Last year all of our doctors grossed well over 100k for the year. This is a wonderful opportunity for any vet interested in emergency and critical care and high quality medicine and surgery.