PAID Externship w/housing & Poss Associate Job w/Mentorship at Locally Owned Small Animal Practice
Pet's Favorite Vet
Location: Boiling Springs, South Carolina
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $8/hour for externship
Associate pay commensurate with experience, confidence, and number of days working. Pro-sal with no negative accrual available
4 Year Degree
Pet's Favorite Vet is a rapidly growing small animal practice in Upstate South Carolina. We provide general practice care to dogs and cats as well as acupuncture and herbal medications. We have digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray (and use it on every dental patient as the standard of care), in-house lab, digital medical records, NIBP, EKG, multiple licensed staff and we are the only Fear Free Certified practice in the area.
An extern would shadow the doctor for appointments, scrub in on surgeries and possibly work up cases on their own (with doctor supervision and based on level of current education). Extern would also get 3 day weekends (clinic is open Wed-Sat) with no on call or overnight care. Housing is available in a camper (actually, it's a converted school bus, but it's cool and the owner lived in it with a 9 month old baby, husband, and 4 dogs for 2 months) in a private location at the owner's farm.
The owner of the clinic works in the clinic (no corporate oversite) and is an enthusiastic mentor. For an associate position, designated hours would be set aside weekly for case discussion and a road map to independent practice (with raises) would be laid out in the contract for any new grad.
On track to graduate from AVMA accredited veterinary school
Working in our start-up clinic, you’ll help develop the culture, reputation, and protocols used to build the business. It’s a workplace where you can really take ownership! The most important things are the health and safety of every person and vet in our building. The second is having fun while working hard. A happy team that loves coming to work every day (OK, most days, you aren’t a happiness robot) will provide the best care for our patients and clients. We’re building this clinic using technology to automate what we can and infusing warmth and care into every piece of our business where we contact others.
The veterinary and pet care sectors of our economy are booming. Our plan is to grow Pet’s Favorite Vet bigger and bigger to serve as many pets and people as possible. This is a place for a career and growth. Some people will work here as a stepping stone, some as a testing ground for a career in animal health, and we hope most will want to work with Pet’s Favorite Vet long into the future.
We care about your life outside of work, too. There are no after-hours duties, for anyone. We leave the clinic on time and we don't bug you on your day off to ask banal questions.