We are always interested in applicants with positive people skills, a warm sense of humor, and a strong desire to learn to join our team of animal hospitals. New grads are welcome to apply!
Our facilities are located in the Nothern Virginia region and have been operating and updated since 1977 with the same owner family. Because we take pride in training new graduates to work with our established professionals, applicants with a willingness to share knowledge and seek professional growth are some of the traits that would make a an excellent match for our team of doctors, licensed technicians, and staff in a dynamic working environment.
Work with state of the art equipment including endoscopy, ultrasound, digital dental, digital x-ray, newly expanded orthopedic equipment, laser surgical units and laser therapy units.
CE is close at hand through the DC Academy, CVC, the Virginia VMA, Facets, Southpaws, the Life Center, and our supporting pharmaceutical companies. Our technicians also gain exposure to other mentors and colleagues from our other 3 sister Hospitals producing an even more well-rounded experience as they share with those team members.
Amazing benefits such as our Blue Cross Blue Shield health, vision and dental plan as well as a generous retirement contribution are a part of our compassion to provide care for our employees.
Enjoy personal time in one of the most culturally rich areas of the country:
Easy access to the Smithsonian museums and galleries, the Library of Congress, the National Zoo, the Kennedy Center and other icons of the Capital
Exciting venues, such as Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, multiple sports stadiums, and colonial Williamsburg
Visit forests, mountains and rivers in the Shenandoah and Appalachian regions, beaches and marshes in Virginia Beach and Ocean City, and countless vineyards and craft breweries
All applicants must pass national boards and acquire a Virginia license.
The characteristics of successful employees in our team would be:
Being a Team player: Our doctors do not work alone; there is generally a 3:1 ratio of veterinary assistants and technicians assigned to each doctor. Additionally, each hospital is a multiple veterinarian practice, meaning that there will be plentiful opportunities for consults and analysis. A strong willingness to share skills and knowledge with your peers, and to appreciate positive mentorship from seasoned professionals, will go a long way in ensuring a team will always support your work.
Excelling in communication skills, both to team members and clients. This will take the form of detailed doctor's notes to assist other veterinarians in caring for our clients, discussing options with clients and listening to their needs, and in communicating your needs to the team that is supporting you.
Having a warm personality, a sense of humor, and a positive outlook that you can make a unique difference helps tremendously in staying above day to day frustrations, stresses, and avoiding burnout. The advantage of working for an established private practice is that we're big enough to shoulder the load but small enough to notice you -- stand out!
A sense of pride in your work and an eagerness to learn more about perfecting your craft
Enjoying being part of the the larger veterinary community, and supporting our outreach efforts to rescue and rehabilitation groups that we partner with.
Additional Salary Information: Base salary is commensurate with experience. All doctors can earn productivity bonuses based on 20% of their sales and services, which can allow for a much higher annual salary than base. In addition, the hospital pays for Virginia and DEA licenses, VIN, as well as the NVVMA dues that has 4 membership dinner meetings annually. Other benefits include up to a 5% match on 401k, generous insurance packages, and continuing education stipends.
About Fort Hunt Animal Hospital
Our facilities are located in the Northern Virginia region and have been operating and updated since 1977 with the same owner family. Because we take pride in training new graduates to work with our established professionals, applicants with a willingness to share knowledge and seek professional growth are some of the traits that would make a an excellent match for our team of doctors, licensed technicians, and staff in a dynamic working environment. Each of the facilities are unique in terms of layout and personality, but all are modernized, paperless practices with in-house laboratory equipment (CBC, chemistry, and electrolyte units), state of the art dental equipment (IM3), tonopens, ultrasound, surgical laser, therapeutic cold laser, acupuncture, endoscopy, digital dental x-ray units, and digital general x-ray. In addition, our facilities are each AAHA certified and Fear Free silver status, with those practice ideals becoming our standard of care. Although each doctor is normally based in only one hospital, the opportunity exists to visit and be a part of the sister hospital team when cases or procedures are valuable for learning and/or of special interest, particularly for... exotic species.Please visit our websites to learn more about our sister facilities and start the application process!