Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
Looking to be a part of a veterinary team dedicated to Fear Free patient care, compassion, and community service? Want to work for an organization that values employees as its top asset? Wish you worked in a hospital with 30 minute appointments and a daily caseload that allows for meaningful relationships with clients and patients? Looking for a job that respects the balance between your work and home life? Are you an outdoor enthusiast that would love easy access to the mountains, rivers and ocean on your days off? If you answered yes to these questions, we may have exactly what you’re looking for:
The Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital, a Fear Free Certified Practice since 2018, is located in Bellingham, WA, voted one of the most livable small cities in the United States by Outdoor Magazine. Bellingham is located along the salt waters of Puget Sound within easy reach of Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Mount Baker and Whistler ski resorts, the San Juan Islands and 3 National Parks. Our community is home to Western Washington University, bringing vibrant arts and culture to the downtown area.
We seek a FT or PT Associate DVM to join our team of 6 Drs. in a small animal hospital equipped with digital radiology, in house diagnostics, iM3 dentistry, and ultrasound. All Drs. are supported by a well-trained and educated team of Licensed Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Assistants and Customer Service Reps. Our hospital has a culture where the staff enjoy coming to work and clients know we truly respect the bond they have with their pets. Openings for employment at our hospital are rare. Turnover is not our business!
FT Veterinarians work 32 floor hours over 4 days with no more than 12 appointments daily. Additional flexible time for charting and callbacks typically adds 4-6 hours weekly. FT Associates rarely exceed 38 hours weekly.
PT Veterinarians work 24 floor hours over 3 days with no more than 12 appointments daily. Additional flexible time for charting and callbacks typically adds 2-4 hours weekly. PT Associates rarely exceed 28 hours weekly.
Remote options allow working from home on charts and callbacks.
Surgery and dentistry shifts are optional. If you like to focus on Outpatient care only, we can make that happen!
No Saturdays/Sundays or emergency/on-call hours.
Competitive FT salary that understands you have student loans and a bonus incentive at year's end to reward your hard work.
360-degree reviews provided annually to celebrate your strengths and identify areas for personal growth.
100% premium paid health and dental insurance PT or FT.
State Licensing fees, DEA License, AVMA dues, PLIT all company paid
$1500 yearly CE FT/$1125 yearly CE PT
Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) to pursue your life adventures.
Vanguard 401K Retirement plan with 4% match
-WA State Veterinarian license current or easily obtained at time of hire.
-Fear Free principles of care are a must (paid certification and training provided). We live and breathe Fear Free...you should too!
-EMR experience and computer savvy. We are paperless.
-Strong communication skills, professionalism, soft-skills, and enjoyment of client interaction.
-Collaborative approach to patient care.
-Feline focus a plus!
-Willingness to utilize nursing staff fully. We are a team centered culture.
Please forward your resume and a cover letter discussing why you are passionate about working at a Fear Free Hospital to our Hospital Administrator, Mike Bellis. If you have online or social media client reviews that celebrate your veterinary skills, don't be afraid to share those as well!
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are always kept at 25% of yearly production.
About Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital
Located in Bellingham, WA, the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a Fear Free Certified Hospital! We were the 23rd hospital nationwide to have earned this prestigious distinction. As a member of the Fairhaven neighborhood since 1979, we have been providing full service veterinary care and referrals to the wonderful communities throughout Whatcom and Skagit county for 40 years. We are firmly committed to compassionate, professional and individually tailored care for all of our patients and their pet parents. It is our belief that the wellness and healing of a family pet is best done through a cooperative approach between owner, veterinarian, support staff and, most importantly, the patient. Together we can provide veterinary services that ensure wagging tails and purrs of delight for your four-legged family members for years to come.