Associate Veterinarian - Private Practice Partnership Opportunity!
Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest
Location: Lake Bluff, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: $130K (min) plus FT salary
DVM or equivalent
The Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest is continuing to grow and looking to add an associate veterinarian to our well-established, privately owned multi doctor small animal practice. We have served the Lake Forest and surrounding areas for over 45 years. We recently moved into a newly remodeled 6200 Sq Ft stand-alone building! Our new 8 exam room facility lies on the border between the beautiful north shore Chicago suburbs of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Our incredible staff is dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate care to our patients and exceptional customer service to our extremely loyal clientele. We value client education and practice specific, individualized medicine for our patients.
We are a busy, well-equipped hospital with a friendly and qualified staff committed to continual improvement of skills, knowledge and service. We utilize an in-house lab, digital radiography, high speed dental unit, digital dental radiography, ultrasound, class IV laser, brand new dual wet table procedures area, dedicated dual surgical suite, full anesthetic monitoring, Tonovet and more.
We are looking for an associate veterinarian who possesses a positive, friendly attitude, has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and can work in a team environment. We are a family-oriented practice and value a balanced work life. The ideal candidate would have 2+ years of experience, strong medical and surgical skills, great bedside manner and strive to provide the best level of care. Interest in ultrasound and/or dentistry is a plus. We also welcome new graduates. Enjoy the freedom to practice medicine at the highest level. In addition, we have multiple emergency hospitals and specialists in the nearby area thus no after-hours emergency or on-call requirements.
PRIVATE practice ownership is becoming rare these days as private equity corporations continue to purchase hospitals. Private practice ownership has changed our lives and offered opportunities not possible otherwise. If you have always been interested in ownership but are finding opportunities more and more scarce, we encourage you to contact us. We have a partnership opportunity available in the near future.
Competitive salary - 130K MINIMUM for full time (36-40hrs/wk)
Balanced schedule - We see patients from 9-5 Mon-Fri and 9-noon on Sat. Our doctors work 3-4 week days and we rotate Saturdays. Schedule is negotiable.
Health and professional liability insurance
401K with company match (up to 5%)
Ample paid time off (4 weeks at start for full time)
Continuing education allowance including additional paid time off
Association dues and license fees (DEA, IL Professional and Controlled Substances)
Generous pet care allowances
There are a many veterinary jobs out there and vets are in short supply. How are we different?
Amazing hours and no mandatory ER/Off duty responsibilities – We operate M-F 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-noon. We have no on-call and respect doctors time off. We have an excellent support staff and work efficiently with half hour appointments.
Team approach – We all work together to strive for excellence in patient care and client experience. Have an appointment that turned out to be way more than expected, or an emergency surgery? We all adapt and help out however possible to ensure the day goes smoothly for all of us and our clients and patients are served. Do we share cases and knowledge and give opinions or advice when needed? Absolutely. Every single day. No one works in a bubble here.
Support staff – Some of the best in the business! We have certified technicians as well as assistants. But certified or not, we encourage the growth of everyone on our staff. Our technical staff is extremely knowledgeable. They frequently interact with our clients and are imperative in our mission to help educate our clientele. We train ALL of our technical staff to place catheters, monitor anesthesia, perform dentistries and so much more.
Truly amazing clientele and an incredible area to practice in – We can’t overstate this enough. We have worked hard to develop the relationships and trust we have within our community. Our clients allow us to practice medicine at the highest of levels. Most are familiar with and utilize the 3 surrounding specialty hospitals and ERs. We also have excellent relationships with these hospitals. As a result, we have the comfort of specialist support and the opportunity to refer cases that may be beyond our expertise or capabilities.
Open-mindedness – We welcome new ideas from every member of our staff. Veterinary medicine is an ever changing profession. We are not naïve to think there is only one way of doing things. We encourage new members to share their prior experiences and are always open to ways to improve.