Associate Veterinarian for Progressive AAHA Practice
Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Type: Full Time
Base salary based on experience plus a percentage of gross.
DVM or equivalent
Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, an AAHA-accredited, 4.5-doctor veterinary practice in Rapid City, South Dakota is looking to add an additional associate veterinarian to our team. Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated, excel at communication, be progressive and willing to learn, and buy in to our high standard of care. While experience is preferred, we are happy to provide mentorship and recent graduates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
Our veterinarians are supported by an exceptional, team oriented technical staff. Sample collection and processing, radiographs, anesthetic monitoring, intravenous catheter placement, surgical preparation and assistance, assistance in examination rooms, filling and billing, and care of hospitalized patients during the day and overnight are all part of our technicians' duties. This allows our doctors to focus on veterinary duties of examination and development of diagnostic and treatment plans.
We are well-equipped with digital radiology including dental, laparascopy, arthroscopy, rhinoscopy, endoscopy, Ligasure, Ellman surgery unit, full Idexx/Cornerstone laboratory, multiple anesthetic monitors and warming units, sevoflurane, fluid pumps, separate feline and canine hospitalization wards, and full pharmacy. We are 5 hours to the closest referral hospital so, in addition to general practice, our veterinarians have developed many additional skills including orthopedics (CBLO and fracture repair), echo and abdominal ultrasound, and numerous other soft tissue surgeries. We also have a dedicated rehabilitation room with underwater treadmill. We perform many dental and extraction procedures and have a boarded veterinary dentist that works out of our practice as needed.
We utilize the local emergency clinic after hours, but we staff an overnight technician to care for our hospitalized patients. We are open six days per week (closed Sunday) and work 18-19 days per month. While our clinicians are dedicated, we appreciate time away from work and a good work/life balance. The Black Hills and Rapid City, South Dakota provide endless opportunity for outdoor recreation. Rapid City is a great community in which to work, play and live.
Our associates are compensated with a base salary based on experience plus a percentage of gross. Benefits include medical, dental, liability, disability, paid personal leave, continuing education, matching IRA, and multiple professional memberships based on interests.
We ask interested veterinarians to please email cover letter and resume or CV.
Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic was originally founded in 1947, when it was called Norris Veterinary Service. Back then, it was a mere two room “cow camp” and most of the services offered were for large animals. In 1984, the practice name was changed to Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic and with that name change came the first initial phases of transition into what today is a comprehensive and progressive companion animal and equine veterinary practice. Over the years, our practice has seen many changes as we’ve improved our technology and equipment, expanded our services and assembled a team of highly skilled, caring veterinary professionals. The one thing that hasn’t changed is our unwavering commitment to improving the lives of our patients and helping each one of them enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible. It is this dedication that allows us to deliver the most effective, comprehensive care available in the Rapid City and Black Hills area. Our hospital is made complete with an incredible team of veterinarians, technicians, assistants and support personnel who are passionate about animal health care. In fact, most of our staff has been with DHVC for nearly a decade! The se...rvices provided to our patients include wellness care and preventative medicine, advanced diagnostic testing, complex surgery and more. We also offer full service pet boarding to accommodate all pet care needs in one convenient location. Our patients include traditional companion animals, such as dogs and cats, as well as pocket pets, birds, reptiles and exotics. We also provide complete equine health care services.