Four Paws Animal Clinic, a small animal practice, is seeking a full or part-time associate veterinarian to work in a 5.5 doctor, fast-paced, progressive practice. The practice was opened in 2009 by two veterinarians who wanted a practice with an emphasis on each individual patient's needs, where relationships with clients and community are important, and where employees can enjoy a great work-life balance. The hospital is open 8-6 on weekdays and 9-12 on Saturdays. It is closed on all major holidays, and on Saturdays connected to Monday holidays. There is no boarding or grooming, and there are two emergency/specialty clinics in town, so there are never any emergency, holiday or weekend shifts outside of hours of operation. Doctors work 4 10-hr workdays with a fixed weekday off, and rotates in on Saturdays.
Services include medicine, surgery, dentistry, behavior, acupuncture, Eastern Medicine and rehabilitation. The hospital is equipped with digital radiography, digital dental radiography, respirators and Surgivets in surgery suite (2 tables) and dental suite, K-Laser, therapeutic ultrasound/NMES, VIA electronic practice software, Idexx Vettest and Catalyst, 6 exam rooms and an isolation suite with separate exhaust system. The hospital is in a free-standing 4800sf building, located in Columbia, SC.
Columbia, the capital city, is home to the University of South Carolina. It is located 2 hours from the beach and 1.5 hours from the mountains. The Broad River flows through downtown and beautiful Lake Murray is a 20 minute drive. Both provide plenty of boating, waterskiing, kayaking and paddle board opportunities. The UofSC Gamecocks provide entertainment for lovers of any sport and the Columbia Fireflies, a NY mets minor league baseball team, gives residents a family-friendly spring and summer source of outdoor entertainment. The city boasts an award-winning zoo and botanical gardens, art, history and children's museums, The Congaree National Park, and many other parks and trails. There are cultural and entertainment events throughout the year, and the Soda City Market, an outdoor farmer's market on Main Street every Saturday.
Four Paws Animal Clinic is located just east of downtown in a high median household income area with award-winning schools. It draws clients from across town as well as from surrounding towns, including Irmo, Lexington and Blythewood. It has repeatedly been voted #1 Veterinary Hospital in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and the Free Times.
At least 1 year experience practicing in a small animal medicine, experience as a veterinary technician before or during vet school, a desire to practice high quality medicine, teamwork, dependability, integrity, professionalism, communication skills, efficiency and a great sense of humor. We love to have fun while working.
Additional Salary Information: opportunity for bonus, 401k, health and dental insurance, accident insurance, dues, CE allowance, licensing fees, paid time off