Country Valley Veterinary Clinic is a small, AAHA certified hospital just outside of Albany, NY. We opened our doors in 2010 and have been steadily growing since then. We have a stable and friendly group of staff that excels at working as a team. We are proud to offer high quality medicine and surgery. In addition to digital X-rays (including dental), we have ultrasound (with color), Cardell monitors, tonopen, fluid pumps, in house lab options, etc. We are well staffed with four excellent and experienced licensed veterinary technicians, as well as great assistants and receptionists. The ideal associate is a team player who appreciates the importance of the staff and other doctors, and wishes to work in a collaborative environment.
We routinely have 30 minute appointments to allow time for working cases up properly. New graduates, however, would start with 60 minute appointments until they are comfortable and wish to decrease time. Our surgeries are scheduled individually, and a Licensed Veterinary Technician is assigned to each patient not only for the surgery, but through full recovery (until that patient is fully alert with a normal temperature).
Although we take our veterinary responsibilities seriously, the team members at CVVC all enjoy life outside of work. A standard fulltime schedule consists of a 3.5 day work week with every Friday off. A new graduate could expect to work until 7 two nights a week, until 5 one day a week, and until 2 one day a week, with two Saturday mornings a month. Because we allow catch up time and a long lunch break in the daily schedule, we expect to leave as scheduled at least 90% of the time, as well as have a proper lunch each day. We do no on call or after hour work, instead utilizing the excellent area emergency and referral facilities.
At this time, we are actively seeking and would prefer a new graduate that hopes to develop a long term relationship with clients at our hospital. Two experienced clinicians are eager to mentor and stay with our newest associate, as well as guide and participate in daily rounds. We know that the first few months are a critical time for learning and developing a comfort level. We would, however, hire a more experienced clinician on a part time basis if interested.
In addition to a generous salary, we offer 6 paid Holidays, 2 weeks of vacation the first year (increased to 3 weeks the second year), 3 additional personal days annually, a $2000 ce allowance, and all standard dues paid. We would consider a moving or signing bonus of up to $10,000 for the right candidate.
At Country Valley Veterinary Clinic, we take the health and happiness of our patients, our clients, and our staff to heart. We truly strive to have a cohesive and harmonious environment, and we are looking for the right new associate to further improve our hospital as a whole.
Please send a CV and letter of intent, attention Crystal C. Murray, DVM, to either the provided email address, or to the physical address of the hospital. We look forward to hearing from you, and hope to hear from you soon!
About Country Valley Veterinary Clinic
Country Valley Veterinary Clinic is a small animal veterinary hospital in Upstate New York. We have a modern, clean facility with digital radiology (dental and routine), in house laboratory capability, Cardell monitors, ultrasound, etc. We currently have two veterinarians, two LVTs, and six additional staff members. Our staff and clients are friendly and get along well with one another. We have 30 minute appointments to allow for thorough client communication. We pride ourselves on providing high quality and individualized care. We believe in providing excellent care of our patients, our clients, and our staff. Our goal is to treat animals and people with kindness, compassion, and respect. We are located in the country, although we are close to the highway and less than 45 minutes from downtown Albany.