Canine, Feline, Exotic/Avian, Lab Animal, Amphibian/Reptile, Other
DVM or equivalent
Companions Animal Hospital of St. Cloud, MN is seeking a full time Veterinarian to join our AAHA Accredited, Low-stress certified, Feline Friendly certified team.
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Your Ideal Job Location
Cold, wet and rainy most of the year
Over-crowded suburban nightmare
Rural out back town with hardly anything going for it but a pub
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, with recreational opportunities - amazing fishing and hunting opportunities; hockey rinks, golf courses – you name it. Extensive bike paths throughout the city and surrounding areas. A place with great schools. A small city experience with the Twin Cities being only an hour away!
Your Ideal Boss
Loves to leave you to it while vacationing the world
Gives you targets to meet from their corner office
Grumpy and bitter about their career choice
Highly accountable and proactive in personal development and leadership, challenging you to stretch your capacities to grow and learn.
Your Ideal pay
Pay? I just love animals; who needs pay?
I really should have become a lawyer or doctor
I love working my butt off for chump change
I love being rewarded for my hard efforts, my pay is based on my productivity, enough so that money is not an issue and I can enjoy my work.
Your Ideal Team
Nurses that complain about you behind your back
A team that leaves you to it to grind yourself with no cares given
A busy industrious hive with no time for chit chat or fun
A team of highly skilled professionals that live to make your job even easier, are supportive, have open communication, accountability and are Loyal, and I mean Loyal.
Your Ideal educational program
Continuing education? I had enough in school!
Forget that! I’m a genius and know all there is to know about being a vet.
Conferences, I’ll never get the time or have the inclination to bother with those
I love travelling the world and learning all over the country, I love my own personal development journey and the support to follow it.
Your Ideal Hospital
Using a cat litter tray for X-ray film processing in a concrete basement
Doing surgery in a converted laundry
Working in a converted wood house
Purpose fit out, with lots of shiny toys for your diagnostic pleasure, digital x-rays, digital dental x-rays, MedRX Video otoscope, in house IDEXX machines etc.
A Quick Veterinary Skills Test
Dog walks in with smelly breath for routine vaccination
Vaccinate it and get it out. There's someone waiting
Vaccinate and tell owners to watch the teeth, they’ll be ok for another year
Vaccinate it and send owners off with a toothbrush
Complete health check plus book in an oral health examination and treatment under anaesthetic.
Dog had a fall at the dog park and is lame
Carprofen shot - she'll be all right!
Quick examination and carprofen injection and some take home NSAIDS
Complete Musculoskeletal examination and NSAIDs course
Full health check and lameness workup, progressing to Digital radiographs under sedation leading to corrective surgery if needed and appropriate pain medications
Dog walks in with smelly ears for routine vaccination
Vaccinate it and get it out. I need to go to the toilet.
Vaccinate and tell owners to watch ears
Vaccinate it and send owners off with ear cleaner
Complete health check plus ear cytology and make plan from there
Lump found in clinical examination
Probably a Lipoma, no need to unnecessarily concern the owner.
Advise owner it has a lump
Advise owner it has a lump, that it feels like an ok one so just monitor it
Aspirate & cytology consult and get a diagnosis of the lump
Puppy health check - 3 months
C4 and boom - outta my room
C4 and deworming
C4 and BV
Cover basic health (C4, BV, deworming, fleas, ticks) discuss the importance of pet insurance and spend the rest of your 30-40 minute consult educating the owner about how to get the best out of their dog for the next 15 years
Bonus Points (4 points) I love the outdoors, being part of a community, and volunteering when I can.
A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4
11-22 points - why did you get a veterinary degree? Maybe move to law
23-32 points – Probably heading for a job in another industry
33-39 points – This job may not be for you, maybe call a corporate clinic.
40-48 points - YOU'RE A ROCK STAR VET - so please apply!
We are looking for a dedicated, passionate veterinarian with good communication skills, a friendly, positive attitude who loves pets and people. Our hospital has been serving the St. Cloud area for 20 years! We are fully staffed and equipped with all the modern equipment to serve our clients with the best care; including ultrasound, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, surgical laser, therapy laser, in house blood machines, ECG etc.
Graduate of accredited veterinary school
Licensed to practice in MN
Additional Salary Information: Base + Production
Internal Number: 1
About Companions Animal Hospital
We are a AAHA Accredited Veterinary Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Since 1998 we have treasured the unique family-pet bond by providing comprehensive high-quality veterinary care with emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care. We promote this level of service by keeping current on medical advances, offering continuing education for our healthcare team, and being compassionate and understanding towards pets and those who love them.
We treat a variety of pets including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, reptiles and the occasional sea horse!