Associate Veterinarian (Quality Mentorship / Advanced Surgery) - Palos Park, IL
Mill Creek Animal Clinic
Location: Palos Park, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
DVM or equivalent
Mill Creek Animal Clinic, located in Palos Park, Illinois,is looking for a full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our team!
About our clinic: Mill Creek Animal Clinic is full-service small animal hospital offering the best in medical and surgical care. We have been a pillar in our community for over 30 years and have built an amazing and loyal client base. Our clients are well-educated and usually approve all recommended diagnostics and procedures. Our diagnostic equipment includes an in-house lab, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, and brand-newultrasound machine. We utilize 4 Paws Imaging for our diagnostic ultrasounds and echocardiograms. We are fully paperless and use AVImark for our electronic medical records. Our hospital also offers grooming services.
Our doctors perform a variety of routine, advanced soft tissue surgeries, and dentistry. Our medical director, Dr. Jay Whittle, has a passion for surgery and has done additional training in orthopedic procedures, including lateral suture and medial patellar luxation repair. Our surgery suite contains a heated adjustable table, suction, cautery, Cardell monitoring equipment, and we usually have two technicians assisting and monitoring during every surgery. Our dentistry equipment includes a Midmark dental machine and digital dental radiography. We also have therapeutic laser, which is used daily for many conditions, including post operatively, post extractions, wound healing, and back pain. Cruciate patients are lasered twice a week for 4 weeks after surgery. Pre-operative lab work, IV catheter, and IV fluids are required for every anesthetic patient.
Most importantly, we have a well-trained and well-utilized support staff. They are empowered to do everything they are trained to do, including taking radiographs, placing IV catheters, intubating, monitoring, and medicating patients. Every doctor is well-supported with a 2:1 technician to doctor ratio.
At Mill Creek Animal Clinic, we have worked very hard to create an easy-going, compassionate team and we are looking for a candidate who will support and embrace our collaborative environment. Our doctors have varied interests, which we encourage and support. We value an attitude of constant improvement and mentoring/teaching is a top priority for us!
Our practice is open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, and Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm. Appointments start at 8 or 9 am and we block out an hour for lunches, as well as breaks throughout the day to allow for catching up. Our wellness appointments are 30 minutes and our sick visits are 45 minutes. We can be flexible with scheduling, but ideally would like someone to work 4 weekdays and rotating Saturdays. There are no on-call responsibilities. You can learn more about our amazing practice at millcreekanimal.com.
Location: 12944 South LaGrange Rd, Palos Park, IL 60464
About Palos Park, IL: Palos Park, IL is a village in southwest Cook County, located only 26 miles southwest of Chicago. We have a Metra station, allowing for easy access to all downtown Chicago has to offer. There are many recreational opportunities, including shopping at Orland Square or Westfield Chicago Ridge Shopping Mall, seeing a play or musical at the Palos Park Recreation Center, or attending one of the many festivals, like Concert in the Park or Autumn in the Park Festival. Our village is also known as a natural retreat in the southwest suburbs, offering great hiking along the Cal-Sag and Swallow Cliff Trails, boating and fishing on Tampier Lake, or kayaking along Saganashkee Slough.
All experience levels welcome to apply
Illinois Veterinary License – active and in good standing
Constantly striving to meet and exceed the standard of care
Competitive annual base salary
Monthly production bonus with no negative accrual
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Paid time off
401k with employer match
Paid CE with dedicated paid training time off
Paid license fees and membership dues
Collaborative, friendly team
Team that will support and encourage your professional growth
If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, apply today for immediate consideration!
Mission Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian-founded network of 300+ animal hospitals throughout the United States. While it’s important to know what we are, it’s probably more important to know what drives us - We have one mission: to be the employer of choice in veterinary medicine. Our mission is to be more than just a business model. We represent a work culture and mindset revolved around the health and well-being of each of our team members, so they can provide the best care possible for our clients and patients!
We’re always looking to connect with like-minded individuals so if you are looking for a new team, reach out today to see how we can help.
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