We strive to provide hour-long appointments at our two facilities (South Riding and Middleburg.) We believe in providing competitive wages and benefits for our staff so that they can focus on providing the best medicine. We believe in investing in our facility and equipment and are vocal in the community about raising the standards of pet medicine. We receive compliments almost daily at how quiet and clean our facilities are, and we believe that this environment is best for staff morale and pet comfort.
Interested veterinarian(s) must be willing to work at both of our current locations and must be flexible. Applicant must also be comfortable with using the computer. We are a unique veterinary hospital that you would have loved to work at after getting out of vet school… energetic, eager to learn and willing to offer the best for the right care-focused vet.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. We do not pay commission, have eliminated retail selling from our practices, and encourage clients to purchase medication online so that our staff can focus on the core mission which is to provide high quality diagnostics and treatment options to pet owners.
Our benefits include subsidized health insurance (75%), 401k matching to 4%, and paid leave.
Full time job seekers preferred, but we will also consider part-time applicants. Outstanding new-grads are welcome to apply also, however seasoned veterinarians are preferred.
Familiarity with and able to advocate for:
benefits of modern diagnostic tools (ultrasound, digital xray, endoscopy, blood tests)
high quality pet insurance plans which reduce the stress on clients and staff
zero-death anesthetic procedures
doctor-directed care (not relying upon vet assistants to manage cases)
high quality and thorough diagnostics leading to correct treatment options
transparent pricing and constant communication with pet owners
referring difficult cases to the senior doctor while also having the skills and confidence to handle most cases independently
early-detection medicine and preventative care
Along with diagnostic skills, the doctor must be a strong surgeon as well as some working knowledge of ultrasound, and experience with or interest in learning Class IV Companion Animal laser, and endoscopy.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable
About Family Veterinary Hospital of Stone Ridge
We are a modern, clean, quiet, no-drama animal hospital, focusing on client education and ensuring proper diagnostics are valued as much as treatment. We were the first vet hospital in Loudoun to offer underwater treadmill rehab therapy, perform all surgeries using mechanical ventilators, and are proud of our 0% mortality rate for over 10 years on all surgeries, dentals etc. We emphasize quality and taking the right approach the first time so that pet owners don't need to keep returning. We encourage pet insurance for clients, allergy testing, and have removed practically all "retail" from our medical facilities. We are a doctor-centered practice and have many local vets (and their staff) as personal clients. Ranked among the best vets in Virginia, and published in local and national media.
We enjoy being able to enrich and lengthen the lives of our beloved pets, who have become our adopted children, with modern medicine and technology. Our focus includes betterment of the quality of life of our pets through:
Automatic lift tables for senior pets
Use of proven... alternative therapies when practical
Complete anasthesia monitoring (including mechanical ventilator)
Heated surgery table
Heated IV lines
In-House Lab (we also send more complicated tests to specialists with 1-2 day results)
Some conditions and emergencies require immediate answers. We have a variety of sophisticated lab machines that we can use. We have the latest Complete Blood Cell Count analyzer utilizing laser technology for improved accuracy. This can tell us information about the number and types of cells in the blood. Many conditions alter these from normal.
Tests for: Electrolytes, Blood-gas, Thyroid, Coagulation Profile
We can also do a variety of “chemistry” panels that can tell us if some of the major organs in the body are affected by a condition
Digital Radiographs (X-Ray)
We use state-of-the-art digital radiology in the hospital. These images can be enlarged, highlighted, and enhanced using our software. This increases the diagnostic yield many fold and can help us see things we could not see before with standard radiology.
In addition to viewing the images we can burn them to a CD or we can transmit them to specialist radiologist for consultation and recommendation.
We also offer:
Family Veterinary Hospital welcomes all types of pets. While we love cats and dogs, we also see ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and lizards. Our staff has personal experience in many of these exotic pets. Dr. Chau raised a 4-foot iguana named White Birch, and also had 3 birds (which she later adopted out when her kids were born due to allergies and salmonella risk).
Some may know Dr. Chau from her experience as a relief vet in the DC metro area. She worked with a well-known ferret specialist for several years in Maryland, and also substituted for an avian specialist in Virginia. Dr. Chau completed an externship with Kaytee research lab in Wisconsin where she was able to assist with research on all types of exotic birds.