We are looking for a full time (although less than full time is acceptable) small animal practitioner for our practice in the Vernon Hills/Mundelein area of (Lake Coutny) Illinois. We are about 45 minutes north of Chicago. There are lots of great restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and recreational opportunities in the Lake and Cook County area.
Vernon Hills Animal Hospital has served the surrounding upscale community since 1985. We are a four doctor small animal practice. In addition to dogs and cats, we see lots of exotics.
There are several emergency and specialty centers nearby, including specialties in ophthalmology, dermatology, oncology, behavior, surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry, so referrals are easy. We don't see after-hour emergencies or do 24 hour care.
All staff members at VHAH are certified Fear Free. We are also a Cat Friendly practice. We place great importance of the mental well-being of our patients, not just their physical condition. This allows a much more pleasant and stress-free environment for our doctors and employees. Our staff undergoes continual phone training to ensure the best possible customer service. We believe in staff education.
We foster a good working environment. That -- and friendly employees -- is why many of our staff have been with us over 20 years. Of course we want to hire a skillful, hard-working clinician, but people skills are of the utmost importance. Competence in exotic animal medicine and surgery is a plus, but not required.
In addition to other equipment, we have digital radiography, including digital dental radiography, therapeutic laser,and a surgical laser. We use a traveling ultrasonographer if a case doesn’t need referral to an internist. The software we use is Avimark, and our practice has been paperless since 2003.
We don't have a big fancy building, but our building is kept very clean, nicely decorated, and well landscaped. It's a cozy boutique-type practice with personalized customer service.
Our veterinary associates currently get paid on ProSal basis, which combines a guaranteed salary with a percentage (25%) of the associate’s production.
We are able to fill in when our veterinary associates are away, which allows for more flexible time off during the slower seasons. A sample schedule might look something like this: Monday 9 AM - 2 PM, Tuesday 2 PM-8 PM, Wednesday 9 AM- 6 PM, Thursday noon - 8 PM, Friday off, Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM, Sunday closed.
We would love to talk to any veterinarians interested in a job at our animal hospital! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Stephen Barten, D.V.M.
Molly McCullough, D.V.M.
Graduate veterinarian with strong people skills.
Additional Salary Information: Guaranteed base salary with ProSal of 25%.
About Vernon Hills Animal Hospital
Vernon Hills Animal Hospital has been serving the community since 1985. We see dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Dr. Barten is a well-known speaker on the subject of reptile medicine at NAVC and various other meetings.