Veterinarian: Small Animal & Exotic Practice in Fort Worth, Texas
Summerfields Animal Hospital
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: 90000.00 - 230000.00
Attractive signing bonus. Salary is negotiated based on experience. Very competitive.
DVM or equivalent
Come and join our amazing team in our state of the art, AAHA accredited hospital where you'll find everything you need to achieve the career you always hoped for and where you will be treated with respect and kindness.
We are an independent small animal and exotics practice based in beautiful Fort Worth, Texas and were looking to expand our team of small animal practitioners.
We strongly believe in providing a happy workplace where everyone feels supported and knows their work and home life balance is valued. We are family friendly and mega-flexible with our staff.
We are happy to support your interests and are really quite unique in the way we can tailor our practice to your individual needs; if you have a passion for inpatient care, dentals, or prefer surgery, we will make sure you have the caseload to reflect this.
Our directors have active roles within the practice and are passionate and motivated to keep a forward motion for our practice. Our purpose-built hospital has amazing facilities including a CT scanner, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and endoscopy, a surgical theater with laparoscopy and orthopedic equipment, and 3 advanced dental tables with digital dental radiography. We have an underwater treadmill and offer an in-house rehabilitation and pain management service providing laser therapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy for pain relief and muscle maintenance.
We are very keen to develop our team and believe in investing in their skills and development including support and funding for certificates and further qualifications.
Our full-time veterinarians work a 4-day week with a fixed day off, but we are happy to design a schedule to suit your needs. We have veterinarians that work both full and part time, so if you have other commitments or school hours to work around, then please call us for a chat about the options available. There are no overnights. Our weekend schedule is rotated so you can have every other weekend off.
We always make sure you get a proper lunch break, where you can enjoy a relaxing break without interruptions either in the practice or leaving the office. We have administrative time scheduled in the day for you to use to catch up on paperwork and make phone calls to clients.
We have regularly scheduled monthly DVM meetings to discuss cases and protocols.
Despite our continued growth which has taken us to a team of 32, we strive to maintain a working family environment where we all support one another. Every member of the team matters and your weekend plans and how your kids are getting on in school is just as important to us as your career development.
Our veterinary and support team members are talented, friendly, and highly supportive and we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and working environment. We are passionate about the animal health industry.
Fundraising is important to the whole team; we pick a charity close to our hearts every year. This year we are raising much needed funds for Raquel's Wings for Cancer Support.
Compassionate and quality care for our patients with excellent client communications and education are the foundation of Summerfields Animal Hospital’s guiding principles. Summerfields Animal Hospital is a AAHA certified, privately owned, locally rated best-practice companion and exotics animal hospital with a loyal, educated, growing client base.
Our approach to wellness, advanced diagnostics, beginning, and end-of-life care, and medical and surgical care is individualized to each patient. No templates, no assumptions, just unbiased, authentic compassionate care that considers our client’s and their pets’ individuality, circumstances, and needs.
You would be working in a caring, appreciative, and upbeat atmosphere with multiple competent and experienced team members, all of whom actually enjoy their work. We maintain a collegial workspace that generates a cooperative environment of learning and support with team members who will make your veterinarian’s dream job a reality. We boast very low staff turnover as substantial proof of a truly gratifying workplace.
Your schedule will allow work-life stability and each day at work will offer an interesting mix of counseling, advanced diagnostic, treatment, and surgical services.
You will be well supported and mentored in your day-to-day work. If you are a new graduate, we want to assist you to gain confidence, learning new skills, and share with you our love of the veterinary profession.
You will interact with knowledgeable and passionate clients who want the very best for their pets. As an esteemed member of our team, you will have the opportunity to develop close working relationships with our dedicated clients and their small friends, while being supported to work up cases and take them through from initial presentation to final conclusion.
From our experienced veterinarians (3 full time and 1 part time) to our professional support staff (32 members strong), every member of the Summerfields Animal Hospital team is committed to the highest standard of veterinary care.
"As a new graduate veterinarian, I was very nervous to start my new job and move to a new city – 6 years on I’m so glad I did! Summerfields has been such a supportive environment, allowing me to grow and learn new techniques with somebody ‘having my back’ if I ever need it. Moving to North Texas has also been great. I love living in Fort Worth – it has all the benefits of a major city with some gorgeous countryside just a few minutes’ drive away!" – DVM – Team Member
About this role:
The role is for a Full-Time Small Animal Companion Veterinarian. You will join a rotating 4-day work week roster that includes an interesting mix of consulting, treatment, and surgical responsibilities (depending on your personal wants and needs).
You will work in a clean and modern veterinary hospital with many resources and tools to help make your job easier, including a dedicated surgical suite theatre with two adjustable heated surgical tables, anesthetic ventilators, surgical and therapeutic lasers, miseal device, electrocautery, digital x-ray, CT 3-dimensional imaging, fluoroscopy, rigid and flexible endoscopy, telemedicine ultrasound with immediate specialist consultation (boarded radiologist, cardiologist and internist), in-house laboratory with telemedicine pathologists consults, artificial intelligence scanning microscopy, pathology suite, a separate dental area with 3 wet tables and side dental units that include ultrasonic scalers, low and high speed drills, and polishing units, digital dental x-ray and CT, endodontics, orthopedic drills and plates, five consultation rooms, separate cat and dog hospital wards, isolation and intensive care wards and a dedicated recovery suite, in house incubator, in house critical care patient oxygen cage, underwater treadmill therapy unit, semen freezing and banking unit and acupuncture with e-stim unit.
We are fair in our behavior and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We encourage continuing education and provide in-house training opportunities for our support staff to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with best practices.
Experienced or new graduate veterinarian
A highly motivated and ethical individual with high standards of care
Passionate about animal health, delivering excellent service, and exceeding client expectations.
Approachable, friendly, and caring with excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a wider team.
Wanting a long-term position in a practice that is independently owned.
Eager to learn.
Appreciative of their support team
Fort Worth is a busy and welcoming city in North Texas. It’s a great place to live. We have close proximity to many indoor and outdoor activities with a wide network of hiking and cycling paths, water sports, excellent restaurants, world-class galleries and museums, many award-winning wineries, great shopping, and thriving sporting and performing arts scenes.
Housing is affordable with the options of city, rural, or country living, it’s an easy commute into the office.
A geographically and culturally diverse state, Texas has a vast range of activities and attractions within a short drive to suit all ages and tastes – from our vibrant city hub of the DFW metroplex to the Galveston coast, underground wonders of San Antonio, refreshing getaways to Austin and ski resorts for winter activities.
As a part of our team, you’ll be getting amazing perks that include:
A higher-than-average pay package that can approximately range from $95,000/year to $220,000/year (varies based on candidate’s experience and qualifications)
Competitive vacation package, CME and CE allowance, professional licensing, liability insurance, contributions for medical and dental insurance, student loan contributions, discounts on products and services, discounted pet care
Negotiable relocation assistance
A 4-day work week with rotating 3-day weekends
A flexible schedule
No emergency after-hour calls
Mentorship with a coaching program if needed. We have three full time veterinarians with 35 total years of experience that are here to help you.
It's time to apply:
If you want to enjoy coming to work every day, please send your resume and cover letter to us. We can’t wait to meet you.
We are a full service, AAHA accredited animal hospital for small animals including dogs, cats, avian and exotics. A privately owned business, we strive to build a practice with a sound reputation not only for exceptional medicine and surgery but for excellent client communications and education as well. We understand and value the mutual affection, trust and loyalty that bind owners with their pets and believe the best approach to preserve that relationship is through practicing excellent medicine.