Relief work and play in Alaska: 90+K for part-time DVM; No scheduled weekend appointments; Opportunity for practice ownership; Exceptional work-life balance.
Seeking a mixed animal veterinarian comfortable with sole charge to work 9-10 months a year in Fairbanks, Alaska. The opportunity exists to purchase the practice after 1-2 years, so the relief position can be considered “try before you buy.”
This is a one-doctor mixed practice with a 60% small animal, 40% large animal caseload. Large animal calls are predominately equine so competency working with horses is essential. Goats, sheep, cattle and pigs make up most of the remaining large animal cases.
Office hours are 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm (30 min consults) Monday-Friday with the middle of the day reserved for personal time and to allow extra time to handle emergencies. Clients have been well trained to appreciate afterhours/weekend service only when convenient.
Remuneration is $2500-$3000 (including emergencies) per week depending on skill level.
One assistant serves as a receptionist, tech and bookkeeper.
My planned times in need of a relief vet are July 17-August 5, August 21-29, and September 8-16.
Free accommodation is available on site. The practice is located within a wooded residential neighborhood, close to the university and international airport. A 20- mile trail system runs through the property, designed for running and biking during snow-free months, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
With regards to the sale of the practice, change of ownership could be as soon as 2021. The clinic, house and studio apartment are in the same building.
All equipment, supplies and pharmacy will be included in the sale of the clinic. I am able to finance the sale if needed, and there are significant tax advantages to the combined house and clinic situation that can be discussed if interested. You can make this practice be whatever you choose.
Please call me at 907-479-3641. I am often out of phone and internet reception for weeks at a time but will endeavor to return your contact as soon as possible.