New graduates can expect to earn around $90,000 with stipends and bonuses; experienced veterinarians would be compensated accordingly.
DVM or equivalent
Eastern Lancaster County Veterinary Clinic has an immediate opening for a full-time associate veterinarian. Come join our 5-person practice serving small but progressive dairies and equine facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. Dairy duties include herd health and sick cow work. Equine responsibilities include preventative medicine, lameness, and seasonal reproduction in pleasure horses and those equids owned by the Plain Community. We see some small ruminants, and do USDA accreditation duties for all species. Small-animal work is limited to on-farm vaccination and puppy checks. Overnight, weekend, and holiday emergency duty will be shared equally and will include 1 out of 5 weekends. Our regular hours, M-F, are from 7 AM to 4 PM, the first hour being spent at our clinic answering client phone calls and discussing cases with colleagues.
A regular work week is 4.5 days with every 5th Friday afternoon off. Initially, 2 weeks of paid vacation and 3 days of paid CE, increasing to 3 weeks of paid vacation and 5 days of paid CE within 5 years. We offer comprehensive health insurance with a Health Savings Account, group liability insurance, 401(k), and paid dues for two professional organizations. Allowances are provided for cell phones, coveralls, and boots.
Our office building is bright and spacious, offering a pleasant environment for morning phone hours. We offer in-house diagnostics including milk culture testing. A fully-equipped pickup truck with a Bowie unit and all the ancillary tools is provided. Supplies, medication, and vehicle insurance/maintenance expenses are paid for by the clinic. A well-lit haul-in facility is available for surgery and other procedures complete with stocks and a padded recovery room. Multiple portable ultrasound units, digital radiography, a 3-meter endoscope, and an equine power dental unit are available.
We have 3 partner veterinarians and 2 associate veterinarians. You would be replacing a retiring senior partner. A full-time secretary, part-time bookkeeper, and part-time product manager are also employed by our clinic.
Our clients mention that one of our strengths is being consistently available for routine and emergency care. We can only do that because our team shares the work load. With 5 doctors working full-time, we also typically finish our days between 2-4 PM, allowing time for life and family.
We provide 24/7/365 service for Lancaster County, extending about 20 miles from our office in Leola. About 60% of our clients are Amish or Mennonite. Lancaster County is ideal for those desiring a mix of pastoral farmland, outdoor recreation, great shopping/culinary options, and access to nearby urban attractions: Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City are only hours away. Websites of interest: easternlancastervet.com & www.discoverlancaster.com
Our 5-doctor practice provides routine and emergency care to clients in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We have been operating in Leola, PA, since 2009, but numerous staff members were associated with Smoketown Veterinary Hospital in previous years. Our veterinarians see horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and camelids. Doctors share the workload and emergency duty evenly.