Equine Veterinarian - Sport Horse Medicine - Hagyard Equine Medical - Lexington, Kentucky
Hagyard Equine Medical
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Production based bonuses up to 30%
DVM or equivalent
About the Practice:
With 146 years of valued service to the equine industry of Central Kentucky, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is looking to grow its Sport Horse medicine team within its Performance Horse Department. The ideal candidate will be eager to support our existing team of veterinarians in providing outstanding service to our competition horse clientele, as well as build new clientele within the well-established practice.
About the Job:
Work includes providing full-service primary care, emergency care, and specialty lameness services for clientele on farms, at the clinic, and at horse shows. Some horse show coverage is required and currently includes show series at the Kentucky Horse Park and The World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
Veterinarian will have access to portable and referrable advanced diagnostic equipment including digital radiography, digital ultrasonography, upper airway endoscopy, gastroscopy, nuclear scintigraphy, MRI, and PET scans. Advanced therapeutic modalities include: extracorporeal shockwave, class IV laser, IRAP processing, PRP, Pro-stride, and Alpha2EQ.
Located in the “Horse Capital of the World”, Central Kentucky boasts a high density of thoroughbred breeding farms and a growing population of sport horse farms and venues; to include three-day eventing, hunters, jumpers, dressage, competitive driving, western performance, and saddleseat.
Central Kentucky offers plenty of retail, dining, distillery/brewery, and outdoor activities appealing to a variety of interests.
Base salary commesurate on experience, with additional production based compensation of up to 30% available
Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans are available at affordable, group-rate cost.
Additional benefits include: CE stipends, 401K, and paid time off.
The primary role and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide routine primary care and specialty performance/lameness care on a day-to-day and emergency basis for existing, new, and shared clientele with performance horses of multiple disciplines utilized for basic pleasure riding or competition at the local, national, and/or international level.
Provide on-site and on-call coverage for contracted horse shows.
Common examinations performed include, but are not limited to:
General health/wellness examination
Common procedures performed include, but are not limited to:
Minor surgical procedures
Upper airway endoscopy
Diagnostic nerve/joint blocks
Ultrasound guided intralesional injection
Maintain accurate patient charts, document observations, and properly interpret veterinary instructions.
Other projects and responsibilities as assigned.
Doctorate of veterinary medicine degree and veterinary license and accreditation to practice in the state of Kentucky is required.
Evening and weekend shift availability, including on-call rotation
Minimum 1-2 years experience as a veterinarian with exposure/expertise related to sport horse medicine.
Positive attitude with a specific interest in sport horse medicine and willingness to work as a part of a growing team within a well-established practice.
Communicate effectively with colleagues and ensure all matters related to shared clientele are communicated quickly and efficiently.
Ability to withstand all physical requirements and environmental elements.
At PetVet Care Centers, our hospitals are managed locally, and supported globally, through our connected network. We are a group of over 450 small animal, mixed animal and equine general practice, specialty and emergency hospitals. We appreciate the differences in each community and support the local traditions which have made our member hospitals so successful.
Our location based Medical Directors guide quality of care, inform staff development and ensure community connection. Medical decisions, treatment plans and medication choices are made by each of our individual doctors, locally.
PetVet supports individualized learning opportunities, and encourages doctors to advance their skill through generous continuing education assistance.
We offer a top notch benefits package, which includes additional time off for CE and a variety of benefits to enhance quality of life including creative, flexible scheduling and deferred compensation.
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