Veterinarian:Small Animal & Exotic Practice in Fort Worth, Texas
Summerfields Animal Hospital
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: 90000.00 - 150000.00
Attractive signing bonus. Salary is negotiated based on experience. Very competitive.
DVM or equivalent
Don’t settle just for money, holidays, and a good caseload – come where you will also feel happy to walk through the door each day! We are all about respect and kindness. Our team members are talented, friendly, and highly supportive and we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and working environment. Summerfields Animal Hospital is a AAHA certified, privately owned, locally rated best-practice companion and exotics animal hospital with a loyal, educated, growing client base. Join us in delivering exceptional service and quality veterinary care to our clients and their pet family members.
Compassionate and quality care for our patients is the cornerstone of Summerfields Animal Hospital philosophy. Our approach to wellness, diagnostics, beginning and end-of-life care, and surgical services is refreshingly individualized. No cookie cutters, no assumptions, just open-minded, genuinely compassionate care that considers our client’s and their pets’ individual personality, circumstances, and needs.
You would be working in a positive, kind, and happy environment with a qualified and professional team, all of whom truly enjoy their work including a caring boss whose first priority is always her staff. We maintain a friendly workspace that generates a collaborative environment of learning and support with team members who make the veterinarian’s job a dream. We boast very low staff turnover as tangible proof of a truly happy workplace.
You will see educated and motivated clients who want the very best for their pets. Your schedule will allow a great work-life balance and each day at work will offer an interesting mix of consulting, treatment and surgical responsibilities. As a respected member of our friendly team, you will have the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with our loyal clients and their small friends, whilst being encouraged to work up cases and take them through from initial presentation to resolution.
From our experienced veterinarians to our professional support staff, every member of the Summerfields Animal Hospital team is committed to the highest standard of veterinary care.
"The Summerfields team make you feel as if you are their only client. From the moment you walk through the door you are treated with such professionalism and care. I always feel well informed. The doctors are so compassionate and caring. This is a trait that seems to be consistent with all staff at this clinic. Obviously, I highly recommend Summerfields." Virgina Hyatt- Client
You will be well supported and mentored in your day-to-day work. If you are a new graduate, we want to assist you to gain confidence, learn new skills and share with you our love of the veterinary profession. Our performance appraisals are all about you gaining confidence and us being able to provide the right support. We encourage, and our clients expect, a sound, scientific and sensible approach to all cases. Be encouraged to work up cases and take them through from initial presentation to resolution.
"As a new graduate veterinarian, I was very nervous to start my new job and move to a new city – 5 years passed quickly, but looking back, I’m so glad I decided to start at Summerfields! This practice has such a supportive environment, it allowed me to grow and learn new techniques with somebody mentoring me along the way. Dr. Metzler encouraged and supported me in pursuit of my board certification. This allowed me to offer specialty services to other practices in the Fort Worth area. I hated to leave but wanted to own my own mobile consulting practice. I still lean on Dr. Metzler for business advice. I highly recommend this office for anyone looking for an excellent practice." – Dr Jim Reynolds
About this role
We encourage, and our clients expect, a sound, scientific and sensible approach to all cases.
There will be an interesting mix of consulting, treatment and surgical responsibilities.
You will be encouraged to work up cases and take them through from initial presentation to resolution.
The role is for a Full Time Small Animal Companion Veterinarian. You will join a rotating roster that includes consultations, hospital care, surgery, medical workups, and dentals.
You will work in a clean and modern veterinary hospital with many resources and tools to help make your job easier, including a dedicated surgical theatre, digital x-ray, CT 3-dimensional imaging, fluoroscopy, flexible and rigid endoscopy, telemedicine ultrasound for abdominal scans and echocardiography, in-house laboratory with telemedicine capability and pathology suites, equipped, separate dental area with digital dental x-ray, five consultation rooms, a "client comfort" consultation and euthanasia room. and separate cat and dog hospital wards, isolation and intensive care and recovery suites.
We are fair in our behavior and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We encourage continuing education and provide in house training opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with best practices.
Graduate Vet or Experienced Vet
We are looking for a friendly pet lover who truly enjoys helping clients and their small friends.
You appreciate the important role all our staff play in the service we provide.
You care about delivering excellent customer service and exceeding client expectations.
You possess an eagerness to learn.
What we are looking for:
A highly motivated and ethical individual with high standards of care.
Passionate about the animal health industry.
Approachable, caring with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Computer literate as many of our systems are online and digital.
Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team.
Wanting a long-term position in a practice that is independently owned.
Fort Worth is a busy and welcoming city in North Texas. It’s a great place to live. We have close proximity to many indoor and outdoor activities with a wide network of hiking and cycling paths, water sports, excellent restaurants, world-class galleries and museums, many award-winning wineries, great shopping, and thriving sporting and performing arts scenes.
Housing is affordable with the options of city, rural or country living, it’s an easy commute into the office.
A geographically and culturally diverse state, Texas has a vast range of activities and attractions within a short drive to suit all ages and tastes – from our vibrant city hub of the DFW metroplex to the Galveston coast, underground wonders of San Antonio, refreshing getaways to Austin and ski resorts for winter activities.
As a part of our team, you’ll be getting amazing perks that include:
A higher-than-average pay package that can approximately range from $95,000/year to $150,000/year (varies based on candidate’s experience and qualifications)
Paid vacation time, CE, professional licensing, liability insurance, contributions for medical and dental insurance, student loan contributions, and industry discounts
Negotiable relocation assistance
A 4-day work week with rotating 3-day weekends.
A flexible schedule.
No emergency after-hour calls.
Mentorship with coaching program to help you throughout.
We are a full service, AAHA accredited animal hospital for small animals including dogs, cats, avian and exotics. A privately owned business, we strive to build a practice with a sound reputation not only for exceptional medicine and surgery but for excellent client communications and education as well. We understand and value the mutual affection, trust and loyalty that bind owners with their pets and believe the best approach to preserve that relationship is through practicing excellent medicine.