Full or Part Time Veterinarian for So. Illinois Small Animal Practice
RIVER'S EDGE VETERINARY HOSPITAL, INC
Location: METROPOLIS, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Production/Salary preferred but negotiable, Comprehensive Benefits (paid vacation/sick time/holidays, health insurance, professional liability insurance, Simple IRA & personal pet care discounts)
DVM or equivalent
River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital is looking to add an upbeat, knowledgeable and caring Associate Veterinarian to join our amazing practice. We are confident that after learning more about us, you will see what a fantastic opportunity the role can be for your career.
The clinical team you will join is highly experienced and ultra-collaborative. Dr. Karla Cunningham (Illinois ’96) is supported by 2 full time technicians, 3 full time veterinary assistants, 2 full time client care specialists and 2 part time team members. Click to watch a short video introducing you to our practice.
Our growing practice has been awarded the “Reader’s Choice” Award and the “Best Veterinarian” Award consecutively since 2019.
River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital prides itself on possessing an upbeat, drama-free, family-like culture. We treat each other and our clients the way we want to be treated and it shows in our online reviews. We love coming to work each day and know you will too!
“I couldn’t be prouder of my team. They love the work we do and the animals and people we take care of, day in, day out.” – Dr. Cunningham, owner/founder
About the Opportunity
We are looking to hire an Associate Veterinarian as an additional doctor for our very busy practice. We have more demand than there are hours in the day. We want to find the right candidate who sees River’s Edge as their new home and who we see as a fantastic new team member. We will be highly competitive on compensation. The position includes a standard benefits package, all the details of which we’d be excited to discuss. Ownership opportunities available to the right candidate.
“A job that is not just a job. River’s Edge has been home to me for many years; and I am truly grateful for the lifetime friendships I have made here and all the lives we have made better along the way!” – Alisa Adkins, lead technician and team member since 2013
You are a practicing veterinarian, licensed and in good standing with the state of Illinois! If you are licensed in Kentucky or another US state already, we’ll work with you to gain your IL credentials, too! (or obtained upon hire) Additionally, you are committed to practicing high-quality evidence-based medicine/surgery and consider yourself a lifetime learner. If you have special interests, that is wonderful; we are always looking to expand the spectrum of service our hospital is able to offer to its clients. You are patient with pet owners, even the anxious ones, and generally have a sunny disposition in the exam room and treatment area. Our team is very collaborative, so if you naturally like to teach others, that is a great addition. In terms of your clinical experience, we are flexible, new grads are welcome as well as veterans of the profession.
About the Team
The full-time staff is all crossed-trained which really helps when someone takes some time off or become suddenly ill. The team consistently praises the fact that our hospital culture is one of teamwork and not toxicity. Additionally, the high percentage of long-term team members ensures continuity and collaboration that few other practices can boast of.
“They say that if you love your job then you never work a day in your life. That’s exactly how I feel about coming to work at River’s Edge, this team is my second family.” – Jerri Jenkins, veterinary assistant and team member since 2018
About the Practice
For over 15 years, River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital, an independently woman owned practice has met the needs of pet owners and their fur babies in the Massac County Illinois and greater Paducah area. Our 2,200 sq ft hospital features a dedicated surgery and dental suite and an impressive list of treatment modalities. We make every effort to invest in our clinical capabilities and would be delighted to expand our service offerings if you possess unique skills. From a workflow perspective we have both 15 and 30-minute appointment blocks and do not allow walk-ins.
“River's Edge is a great place to work and learn with a cohesive and fun-loving team.” – Connie Beck, client care specialist and team member since 2020
Doctor of Veterinary degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Current DEA License or obtained upon hire
Active Veterinary State License or obtained upon hire
For over 15 years, River's Edge Veterinary Hospital, INC, an independently, woman owned practice has met the needs of pet owners and their dogs and cats in Massac County, Illinois and the greater Paducah, Kentucky area. Our purpose is to improve the quality of every patients life, every time. Our mission is to provide education and life-long relationships with our clients while striving to provide quality medicine, thoroughness and compassion to our patients. Our practice continues to grow and we are on the cusp of expanding our facilities to increase the number of exam rooms and enlarge our surgical and dental suites.
River's Edge has the reputation of being one of the best veterinary practices in the region. The most extraordinary part of River's Edge VH is our team. There are only 10 employees, including Dr. Karla and our three senior team members have been with the practice for over 10 years each! We enjoy very low employee turnover simply because we treat each other and our clients the way we would want to be treated. Our clients are very loyal and most of our new clients come from recommendations from our current clients.
River’s Edge is located near Shawnee National ...Forest with hundreds of miles of trails and hiking opportunities, as well as 30 minutes from Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area with tons of outdoor activities for those who like the outdoors. We are also located 5 minutes from Paducah, Kentucky with a progressive downtown area, shopping
mall, theater, and many locally owned restaurants and shops.