Labahn Veterinary Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our well established multi-doctor practice. Our PRIVATELY OWNED, small animal hospital has been a fixture in Fort Smith since 1946. Equipped with in-house laboratory equipment, digital radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic laser, and separate surgical and dental suites, our doctors focus on quality care to patients and superb customer service.
**At Labahn we make work/life balance a top priority for our doctors and staff. We close every day for a 1.5hr lunch and we limit weekend work to 1/2 day per month. We focus on medicine and DO NOT offer boarding, grooming, or daycare at our facility. Our doctors rotate weekly on their surgery schedule with 1-2 mornings per week in surgery if desired, and our cross trained staff is always learning and helping each other. As a DVM, you will be in charge of how you practice medicine. There are no set time limits on patient care in exam rooms. You will have plenty of patients to see, but HOW you spend your time with each of them is up to you!
There are also plenty of amazing areas to explore within a short distance from Fort Smith. The bustling region that Northwest Arkansas has become is home to Fayetteville with the University of Arkansas (GO Razorbacks!) and all of its diversity, Northwest Arkansas National Airport (KXNA), and Bentonville (the business hub of Walmart, nationally recognized museums, famous bike trails, and more). Drive west and both Tulsa and Oklahoma City offer shopping, shows, sports, and culture. Closer to home we have the Boston Mountains, national forests, the Arkansas River, and historic downtown Fort Smith.
Full or Part Time Associates encouraged to apply: Full Time Associate schedule is 4 days per week (35-40 hours) and 1 Saturday morning per month, with NO ON-CALL OR EMERGENCY HOURS (local emergency clinic is available).
Generous salary commensurate with medical/surgical experience (base salary is negotiable) available as salary or pro-sal to maximize earning potential.
Monthly bonus structure in place
Health Care with HSA Contribution
6 Federal Holidays closed/paid
2 Weeks Paid Vacation/Sick Leave
Continuing Education Benefits/Conferences
Professional Licensure Dues Paid
Advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries are referred at this time, but we would be happy to take on a veterinarian with interests in advancing surgically. Specialty interests are also a bonus! Let us know if you'd like to pursue acupuncture, chiropractic, exotic medicine, etc.
We would be thrilled to mentor a new grad, but experienced DVMS will not be micromanaged – every doctor has their own way to practice!
Our practice is truly the quintessential small animal "community practice". We have served Fort Smith, AR and the surrounding Oklahoma/Arkansas River Valley area for the past 75 years! We have a rich tradition of continuing education and have numerous staff members in vet school at the current time. Our large client base is constantly growing, and many Fort Smith families have brought their pets to Labahn for multiple generations. This is a practice where diversity (both in personal and professional aspects) is welcomed and encouraged. If you are seeking a sense of community, outdoor adventure, the ability to use what you've learned, and an affordable place to call home, join us and help us continue the legacy that is Labahn Veterinary Hospital.
Additional Salary Information: Straight salary or pro-sal available with a GREAT BONUS STRUCTURE!