Opportunity to further develop your small animal skills
Community Veterinarian - Genuine Work - Life Balance
Competitive salary plus bonus potential, health, dental & vision insurance, paid vacation, continuing education allowance, and simple IRA match
Rediscover your passion as you join a team of exceptional Veterinary Professionals. Our passion is helping owners and pets make the most of every moment. Our niche is setting the bar in comprehensive care for cats and dogs. We are committed and trustworthy, thorough and knowledgeable and we partner with owners in the care of their pets.
Eastown Veterinary Clinic is a community-focused veterinarian in Grand Rapids, MI. We offer a new level of full-service veterinary medicine in the heart of the Eastown neighborhood. We are an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association. We first opened our doors in 2011, and in 2018 expanded to a beautiful 8,000-square-foot facility. We have a staff of over 25 employees including 5 doctors.
The staff of Eastown Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide not only a friendly atmosphere, but the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for our highly valued patients and clients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.
About This Role
Open for either new graduates or those with experience. As a new grad, you will receive mentorship in a onboarding program focused on your success. As an experienced veterinarian you already have a pretty good idea of the daily requirements of being a great veterinarian. Here are just a few of the ways that you will be contributing with the rest of our team.
Cultivate positive relationships with clients and their animals through effective communication and excellent medical record keeping
Perform routine surgeries and dental procedures - orthopedic surgical expertise will also be highly regarded
Prioritize traumatic injuries and serious illnesses, in addition to regularly scheduled wellness appointments
Partner with and educate clients on the importance of preventative care
The key to this position is an outgoing, friendly, genial interaction with a wide range of people. In this job, it is very important to connect with other people, to meet new and different people on a day-to-day basis, to quickly form relationships, and to use those relationships to get work done. This job requires great attentiveness to other people; the ability to read other people, to listen to them, and to empathize with them. The work centers on working with and through other people. Communication is almost always a "selling" rather than a "telling" nature. A lively enthusiasm is necessary. Personal interactions will generally be upbeat and cheerful, requiring someone who is warm, helpful, and friendly. Others must be put at ease, and feel welcome. A faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position. There will be a fair degree of variety from one day to the next, especially with regard to personal interactions. There will be several "pots on the fire" at once, therefore the job requires one to shift from task to task quickly, and maintain a strong sense of urgency to keep everything going smoothly. Personal involvement with detail is not the major focus of the job. Rather, the detailed aspects will generally be delegated to others, with only a moderate amount of follow up required. The same easy-going, informal manner that is required of personal interactions carries over into any work products.
Located just five minutes from Downtown Grand Rapids, Eastown is one of the oldest and most progressive business communities. Home to an eclectic mix of local businesses, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and entertainment that caters to the diverse community. Eastown is also pedestrian and bike friendly which makes it very accessible to all.
Grand Rapids is 45 minutes from Lake Michigan. A scenic spot perched on the Grand River—Michigan's longest waterway—the city has evolved from its roots as a hub of furniture production in the 19th-century to the modern-day metro area that is attracting college students and young families with its healthy job market, affordable housing and outdoor recreational activities. Grand Rapids is also bursting with public art and a brewery scene that’s one of the best in the nation.
From the doctors and nurses working in the region's booming healthcare industry, to the strong LGBT community that hosts the much-feted annual Grand Rapids Pride event, to the numerous artists and musicians, the region is home to people from all walks of life. Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations are incredibly active, bringing the metro area's population together for community events such as the Eastown Street Fair, which draws people to the artsy neighborhood for food, music and more.
Midwest friendliness is no exaggeration in Grand Rapids, which, despite being the second largest metro area in Michigan, exudes small-town warmth. Walk down almost any residential street in Grand Rapids, and you'll often be met with a wave and a "hello" from people caring for their lawns or hanging out on porches.
Competitive salary plus bonus potential
2 weeks paid annual leave
1 week paid Continuing Education leave, and allowance
By now you have realized that Eastown Veterinary Clinic is a genuinely unique environment and one that encourages quality and excellence in what we do. Our Core Values are very important to us, but harmony is equally important, as is ensuring a great working atmosphere where honesty through transparency builds trust. It is time for you to make the next step in your career and join us.
Ready to Join our Pack
To apply, please prepare a cover letter specifically highlighting why you think that this is an ideal role for you together with a full up to date resume and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or the email listed below. All applications will be equally reviewed however we only have the resources to communicate with shortlisted applicants.
You genuinely care for pets, your fellow team members and clients
You have an enquiring and inquisitive mind
You are a perpetual learner setting the bar in comprehensive care for dogs and cats
You have a valid veterinarian license, in good standing with the State of Michigan
You support the emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
You have a dedication to growing your skills, and helping the clinic grow.
Ability to exhibit and show a commitment to our Core Values
Being our absolute best
Efficient Hardworking, Problem Solver
Providing stellar client and patient experiences
Dependable team players
About Eastown Veterinary Clinic
Eastown Veterinary Clinic is a community-focused veterinarian in Grand Rapids, MI. We offer a new level of full-service veterinary medicine in the heart of the Eastown neighborhood. We are an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association. We first opened our doors in 2011, and in 2018 expanded to a beautiful 8,000-square-foot facility. We have a staff of over 25 employees including 4 doctors. The staff of Eastown Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide not only a friendly atmosphere, but the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for our highly valued patients and clients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.