Dynamic Southern NH Small Animal Practice - FT Veterinary Position
Amherst Animal Hospital
Location: Amherst, New Hampshire
Type: Full Time
Salary: up to $140,000+ annually
Salary is negotiable based upon the level of experience. Surgical proficiency and ultrasound skills are highly desired. Outstanding benefits package!
DVM or equivalent
Considering a job change in 2023? Come join Amherst Animal Hospital (AAH), an independent and highly regarded small animal practice in Southern NH. If you are a dedicated practitioner, who is passionate about veterinary medicine and surgery and seeking to fully utilize your skills in a patient-focused setting, we are looking for you!
Our team makes the day fly by with fun and cooperation. We have endured the past 3 years of COVID and all its stressors and we have emerged more energized than ever! Our technicians are fantastic and so committed to providing a positive experience for every patient and client. Our receptionists are experts at helping clients in any way that they can. The hospital ward staff members are our eyes and ears for hospitalized pets, caring for them as they would their own animals. Our doctors are enthusiastic about working through challenging cases and sharing their knowledge with the clients and staff. Our comprehensive caseload allows our doctors to refine their skills in medicine and surgery – we are always learning from each other, from researching cases, and from the specialists who frequent our practice. Mentoring is always available for surgical and medical techniques and for developing diagnostic and treatment plans.
AAH has been serving clients and their beloved pets for over 40 years. Every dog and cat (and an occasional rabbit) is treated as an individual – all medical care is tailored to the specific case – including preventative care, medical therapies, and anesthetic and surgical procedures. All staff members uphold our very high standards of care and professional responsibility.
Job responsibilities include:
Out-patient appointments for wellness visits and medical problems.
Development of individualized treatment plan for each patient including vaccinations, diet recommendations, parasite prevention, medical treatments and testing, dermatology evaluations, chronic disease management, and surgical interventions
Ordering and interpreting diagnostic blood, urine, and fecal testing.
Cytology evaluations for dermatological diseases, lump and lymph node aspirates, urine and feces.
Proper technique for diagnostic radiographic studies. Evaluation of radiographs.
Proper utilization of antibiotics, pain medications, and controlled drugs.
Maintenance of patient records and client communications.
Client education - verbally and through printed materials - for pediatric patients, medical and surgical cases, and chronic disease management.
Communicating with local specialists regarding patient referrals.
General surgery of dogs and cats including neuters, spays, dental procedures, lump removals, and wound care. More advanced surgeries include enucleations, cystotomies, GI foreign body removals, entropion and prolapsed gland of nictitans procedures, amputations, etc.
Interest and experience in abdominal ultrasound are highly desirable!
Performing euthanasias, often with clients present.
Ensuring compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures.
Our doctors collaborate daily about all aspects of patient treatment and testing, including radiograph review, interpretation of blood work and other testing, advising when to refer, utilizing newer therapies, surgical approaches to unusual procedures, in-house cytology, urinalyses, fecals, and dermatologic cases. We also benefit from weekly in-house consultations from a mobile internist and a cardiologist.
We provide competitive pay and remarkable benefits including:
Fully paid health insurance
Matching HSA contribution up to $1500 annually
401(k) plan with automatic 3% employer contribution. Ability to maximize employee contribution up to the federal limit.
Disability and Life insurance through the AVMA
Liability insurance through the AVMA
Vacation - 2 weeks for the first year, 3 weeks thereafter
Sick and personal time
NH license fees
Pet care discount
In recognition of the challenges of veterinary practice, AAH has always supported our staff’s healthcare and long-term planning for retirement.
We look forward to introducing ourselves to you and sharing what makes us unique!
New Hampshire Veterinary License - may be obtained once employed in NH
Outstanding ability to communicate with clients and coworkers
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle a challenging caseload
A love of animals and their (sometimes crazy) owners!
The Amherst Animal Hospital is located in beautiful southern New Hampshire. We have been a successful small animal hospital for over 40 years and have maintained a respected reputation in our community by providing exceptional care for our patients. Many of our clients have been with us over 30 years and we have had the opportunity to provide healthcare for the lifetime of their pets.
Amherst Animal Hospital provides modern medical care while upholding traditional values. We are independently owned and the decisions regarding the practice, medications, equipment and protocols are thoroughly assessed before implementation. Our doctors and staff play an important role in the decision-making process. Our facility is free standing and has 5 examination rooms, 2 surgical suites, diagnostic ultrasound, DR digital radiography and in-house blood analyzers. We have 10 separate hospital wards allowing isolation for all potentially infectious patients. A full-time ward staff cares for hospitalized patients and there is a treatment technician living in an apartment above the hospital. We do offer boarding for pets needing extra care, including diabetics, those with renal failure and e...lderly animals.
All of our doctors perform surgery and see outpatient appointments. We have a knowledgeable and energetic staff of certified veterinary technicians, assistants and receptionists. We regularly provide externships for veterinary students and veterinary technician students and we employ several high school students wishing to gain experience in the veterinary field.