Looking to be a part of a veterinary team dedicated to 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 non-corporate family atmosphere? Looking for a job that respects the balance between work and 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 then we may have exactly what you’re looking for:
The Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1979 and is located in Bellingham, WA, voted one of the most livable small cities in the United States by several major publications. Bellingham is located along the salt waters of Puget Sound within easy reach of Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Mount Baker and Whistler ski resort, 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 Associate DVM to join our team of 5 Drs. in a primarily cat and dog hospital equipped with digital (both dental and full body) radiology, in house diagnostics, state of the art iM3 dentistry equipment, and a full surgical suite that includes Doppler-blood pressure and pulse oximetry. All Drs. are supported by a well-trained and educated team of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, assistants and customer service representatives. Our hospital has a culture where the staff enjoys coming to work and clients know we truly understand the bond they have with their pets. Openings for employment at our hospital are rare with employee tenure across all positions averaging 10+ years! We place great value on our staff; turnover is not our business.
If all this is sounding good then go ahead and forward your resume and professional references to the practice manager, Michael Bellis, CVPM. Supporting letters of recommendation or online client reviews praising your skills don’t hurt either, so be sure to include them.
Here is what we seek from you:
-Minimum 3-6 years direct veterinary patient care.
-EMR experience and computer savvy.
-Strong communication skills, soft-skills, and enjoyment of client interaction.
-Interest in complimentary medicine and desire to obtain company paid training through continuing education and certification.
-Dentistry skills or desire to become more proficient.
-Feline focus a plus.
-Desire to pursue Fear Free Certification a plus
Here is what we offer in return:
-FT veterinarians work 34-38 hours weekly with 2-3 days off.
-No Sunday, evening or emergency /on-call hours.
-Competitive base salary and production bonus.
-100% premium paid health insurance.
-State Licensing fees, DEA License, AVMA dues, PLIT all company paid
-$1500 yearly CE
-Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) to pursue your other life adventures.
Located in Bellingham, WA, Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital is proud to be a member of the Fairhaven neighborhood since 1979, providing full service veterinary care and referrals to the wonderful communities throughout Whatcom and Skagit county. We are firmly committed to providing compassionate, professional and individually tailored care for all of our patients. 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 our four-legged family members for years to come.