Expected earnings, including production, are 100 -150k/ year. Additional full time benefits include 401k’s with matching, health insurance, license support, continuing education and industry discounts. We are willing to provide some assistance with relocation as well and details can be discussed on a case by case bases.
DVM or equivalent
Sentinel Veterinary Specialists & Emergency is a privately owned practice with employee culture and Western Montana’s community as our foundation.
We strive to be more than typical. Sure, we offer the same things most places do - we reside in a purpose-built 8,000 sq ft facility, offer growing specialty & referral services, and provide 24/7 emergency care. Many of our goals are not unique - providing an enjoyable place to work alongside respect for one other, our patients and clients, and the primary DVM community. Our mission is not unique - we offer excellent, high-quality emergency and critical care with a kind heart and help clients feel understood in order to maintain trust in us and the veterinary industry. Staff development and modern technology are givens as they maintain ideal patient care, smooth workflows, and a high quality client experience.
We are different in how effective we are at achieving these goals and how integrated we are as staff. Despite the size and movement of staff within our busy 24/7 facility, we feel like family. We value the nuances of one others’ differences and care about making this job work the way we, on the ground floor, need it to.
We are also located in one of the best cities in the US. Missoula, Montana is a wonderful, tightly knit community of ~75k people nestled in the mountains with the feel of a small town but the services of a large city. Missoula’s attractive qualities have placed it on the map, and our population is growing quickly. An expansive number of outdoor activities for every season are easily accessed from town. It’s the place to be if you like horses, fishing, camping, secluded wilderness, family and community events, huckleberry picking, skiing, rafting, biking, hiking, live music without obscene crowds ... it’s impossible to share the extent of Missoula’s unique and wonderful characteristics in this ad!
Our team came together through a shared vision and moral compass. We are here because of our love for both the community and treating the sick and injured. Our management’s main goal is to keep your focus on things that directly benefit the patients and our clients. To do this we continuously look for ways to limit redundancy and refine workflow while maintaining checks and balances to minimize error.
Full time work is considered 9-12+ shifts a month, whatever you want. We currently pride ourselves in extremely flexible scheduling, so we all can maintain the life we want outside of work. Some of us enjoy working more shifts in a row when possible. Others like smaller blocks of 1-2 days at a time. Our production model supports this variability. It is split between all emergency doctors at the end of the month and is based on the number of shifts worked. This limits the temptations for case hogging while also allowing smoother case transfers, ideal medical care, and scheduling fluidity (so no one is penalized for slow nights or schedule preferences.) That being said, being a team player for occasional holidays and nights is required.
Helping to support professional growth, career enjoyment, and life balance is Sentinel’s commitment to you.
In our search for team members, personality is key, emergency experience is preferred, and passion is necessary. We are looking for experienced veterinarians who enjoy being a part of a cooperative team, have a calm demeanor, can be kind and patient with people even in stressful situations, accurately manage client expectations, and have a willingness to work closely with the private practitioners of the city. We work side by side with our local veterinary community and require doctors to continue to build the trust and support of that community. Doctors are also expected to know, offer, and be able to provide ideal care while balancing best practices with financial and personal client constraints.