ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN - Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital
Lakefield Veterinary Group
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
ASSOCIATE SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARIAN
Sign-On bonus $15,000 for full-time veterinarian
WHO WE ARE:
Our team is dedicated to enriching our employees’ careers through coaching and mentorship, fully utilizing applied skills, encouraging personal growth, and communicating with transparency and respect. Our highly skilled support team understands the importance of implementing fun into their daily work to make the day more enjoyable and maintain team morale.
Our leadership team has genuine concern and an active focus on our team’s mental well-being. We collectively combat compassion fatigue and burn out by checking in on each other, creative team building events, and conducting regular meetings where every team member is encouraged to share their ideas.
We actively work to cultivate a safe culture of learning and understand that the strength of our organization is the people within it. The mutual respect, comradery, good humor, and a shared passion for high-quality veterinary care is what our team genuinely takes pride in and what makes Juanita Bay Vet such a rewarding place to work.
Respect, Wow Service, Learning, Fun, Do the Right Thing
We provide excellence in medical care and service.
We build personal and long-term relationships with our clients and their pets.
We communicate openly with honesty and integrity.
We are positive, compassionate, and do not judge- we assume the best of everyone.
We seek and offer education and knowledge.
OUR HOSPITAL AND LIFE IN JUANITA BAY:
Since being established in 1960, Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital has continued to provide exceptional medical care and customer service to generations of families in the Kirkland community and beyond. Our beautifully designed hospital built in 2014 has a sleek, modern look, is filled with natural light, and has uplifting color palates. Our doctors even have a waterfront view from their desks! Our AAHA accredited, Envirostars, and Cat Friendly certified hospital is located within walking distance of shopping, fine dining, and public transit. We have breathtaking views of 110-acre Juanita Bay Park nature preserve where bald eagles, herons, and turtles are regularly spotted on our lunch break walks. Nearby downtown Kirkland boasts high-quality art galleries, wine festivals, outdoor concerts, and whale watching tours, with romantic waterfront views of the Seattle skyline across the Puget Sound. https://kirklandchamber.org/
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND:
Our commitment to pets extends beyond our hospital walls. We implement charity drives for local shelters annually, and our team members have the opportunity to give back to communities around the globe through our partnership with World Vets. Each year, we send a group of doctors and support staff abroad to help pets in need and support programs that nurture healthy relationships between people and animals. In 2021, Lakefield team members were able to be a part of opening the first and only veterinary clinic in the Galapagos. Check out our video below!
"I am so lucky to have found my place at JBVH. This is a place where you are truly supported and always encouraged to grow. We strive to better ourselves and stay up to date on the latest medicine. Our clients are awesome here. I cannot imagine working anywhere else.” - Rachel M., LVT - Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician
Sure anyone can say they love where they work, but I will tell you WHY I love Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital. First things first, I would trust anyone there with my own animals. The care is top-notch, the facility is brand new, and caters to any pet's needs. In a calm and quiet cat ward, a cozy kennel area, the pet's needs are always thought of first. The genuine, and caring staff- it's the kind of co-workers I have always wanted. They are easygoing, helpful, and display the very best care to every single patient. From the owners, management, to the doctors, the receptionists, and everyone that makes up JBVH, every single area is exceptional. I tell myself on a daily basis "this place is awesome! Aren't you lucky to work here?" I've worked in the field for over 16 years, but this place is by far the perfect fit for me. I love my job! " - Rachel E. -Veterinary Assistant
“I like working with animals and people. I have found JBVH to be a very supportive place to work. I trust everyone here with my pets, I look forward to coming in every day, and we have great clients, excellent management, and doctors who treat staff respectfully. I've been here for 11 years- that says it all" - Lucie –Receptionist
HOSPITAL HOURS: We are open Mon-Fri 8 am to 6 pm and Sat 9 am to 3 pm, with patient drop offs as early as 7 am.
SHIFTS: Full-time DVMs work four 40 hours a week with alternating Saturday shifts.
BENEFITS YOU WILL RECEIVE WHEN YOU JOIN OUR TEAM:
Competitive base salary with quarterly bonus potential
Generous Paid Time Off for work/life balance
Flexible schedule- no after-hours emergencies!
Medical, dental, vision, life insurance - with option for Health Savings Account with company contribution
401k retirement plan with company matching
Employee Assistance Program
Company paid membership and licensing fees
AVMA PLIT Professional Liability Insurance
Continuing education allowance of $2500/year for full-time DVMs
Potential for growth within the company and/or transfers to other hospitals across the nation
Generous pet discounts
JOIN THE LAKEFIELD FAMILY!
Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital is part of the Lakefield Veterinary Group—a family-owned company that offers support and resources to hospital teams while empowering them to make decisions about how they practice medicine and show up for their communities. Find out more at careers.lakefieldvet.com.
Our partnership with Lakefield Veterinary Group is a long-term relationship dedicated to compassionate veterinary care. We are building communities of talented and like-minded veterinarians that will embody our core values of Respect, Wow Service, Learning, Fun, and will always Do the Right Thing. There is no greater reward than strengthening the human/pet bond. It is our responsibility to go beyond the borders of our local legacy and provide expert level veterinary medicine to pets all over the world during our annual trip with World Vets. We invite you to come experience the Lakefield family.