Associate Veterinarian Positions Available – Currently Interviewing & Currently Hiring
Who are we?
AZPetVet is a family of animal hospitals located throughout the Greater Phoenix area. In 1984, the first practice (Arrow Animal Hospital) was opened, providing high quality veterinary care to patients, 7 days a week. Today, that one practice has grown to a family of 21 cooperative small animal general practice hospitals, all independently owned, operated, and built upon the principal of outstanding care. We are fortunate to have a very solid mix of doctors. When experienced doctors join our group, we gain additional knowledge and perspectives. Staying current and looking to the future we consistently bring in new graduates.
We pride ourselves in seeking and actively hiring new graduates. Your first position as a veterinarian shapes much of how you will practice for the rest of your career. Many times, we find that student mentors say something like “now in your first job look for….”, or “in your first contract look for this….”. This implies a “second job”. We are looking for long- term career relationships. We have flexibility at individual hospitals and among the hospitals. Many associates, who enjoy this long-term career sustainability, choose to become partners, developing and enhancing their own personal financial foundation.
What are we looking for?
Honestly, we are looking for those like us. New graduates interested in making a difference in the veterinary community and nurturing the human animal bond. As a new graduate we want you to know that we’ve been there! We remember the unique needs a new graduate has, and we embrace that. We are excited to be part of your development and career. We want to provide you the mentorship and coaching to set you up in your career to be as strong as you can be!
What makes us unique?
Salary is not based on straight production. From day one you are paid for being a veterinarian and leader at the hospital
We are not “new” or a big corporate business, dictating medical practice. We have been at this for years, with steady and organic growth
We provide all expenses paid, interactive interviews
Can’t work full-time? We understand personal needs, and always have positions for good veterinarians, regardless of how many days they can work.
More contact with veterinarians just like you, both professionally and socially
Immediate access, via e-mail and phone, to over 100 doctors who can provide additional input, for your questions about medical records, lab work and x-rays. We call it our “mini VIN”!
Mentoring and training in advanced areas such as, dentistry, surgery, medical procedures and ultrasound, throughout our practices
We host numerous CE opportunities year-round.
Our traveling surgeon allows our doctors to observe, participate in, and learn about more advanced surgery
A focus on current quality medicine with up to date
Collaborative approach to patient and client care….no requirement to come in on your days off. Your colleagues cover continued treatments and client communication
This group participates in organized veterinary medicine. Our doctors have current and past positions on the state association (AzVMA) Board of Directors. We have past AzVMA Presidents, Veterinarians of the Year and other awards.
We have a diverse group of veterinarians. Currently we have graduates from 23 veterinary schools.
We also mentor in the business aspect of the practice, as collectively, the team members, associates and partners want the business to succeed
Partnership opportunities and access to the tools to make partnership a reality
We now have over 40 partners
What can we offer?
Coming fresh out of school, many new graduates have areas of focus they look for:
Training (Will I just be thrown out there on my own!?)
Benefits and Pay (Can I afford these student loan payments now!?)
Work/life Balance (I just graduated, am I going to get to have a life now!?)
Training—We won’t send you out and forget you!
Our on-boarding program is structured, specific, and designed to make sure you are feeling comfortable and you succeed as a new veterinarian. The on-boarding can be summarized in three overlapping parts.
First—A period of time where you meet the staff to build relationships, learn the flow of practice and software programs.
Second—A period of time where you are assigned a mentor to shadow and collaborate on cases.
Third—The time when you start seeing cases individually, most times, from 30 to 60 days, depending on your progress.
You will also receive the following:
Immediate access, via e-mail and phone, to over 100 doctors who can offer advice on medical cases, lab work, x-rays, etc.
Access to training on advanced medicine, procedures and surgeries, throughout our practices
Progress reviews to help you succeed
Numerous CE opportunities year-round in our training suite and in hospitals
Benefits and Pay—Excellent compensation, not based solely on production.
As a new graduate we know that pay and benefits can be a challenge, with most having a mountain of school debt, that is now starting to be payable. When doctors are paid on individual production, it creates a competitive environment which stifles culture and creates tension among peers. In our environment you do not compete for cases with other doctors.
2020 New Graduate Benefits and Pay
Fulltime is 9 days in a two-week period. Salary is $93,000/yr. Alternatively, a schedule of 8 days in a two-week period can be available.
All new graduates above receive:
Relocation allowance of $4,000
School loan repayment subsidy of $2,500
An initial sign on bonus which is determined by previous work experience, individual accomplishments and work schedules
Additional Benefits for all above new graduates:
Starting paid vacation of two weeks annually
3 paid personal days annually
7 paid holidays annually
$1,000 continuing education allowance annually
Paid annual dues to AVMA and AzVMA
Paid annual VIN membership
Paid DEA license fee
Paid Arizona State license fee
Paid Arizona State exam fee
401(k) Benefits (As long as employee fulfills federally mandated minimum requirements)
Generous employer subsidy for medical, vision and dental insurance
Employer paid long-term disability insurance
Employer paid professional liability insurance
Employer paid $10,000 life insurance policy, with your option for additional benefits
Very generous discount plan for personal pet medical care
Ability to shadow our traveling surgeon to discuss surgeries and skills to improve your initial surgical ability
Paid tuition to a dental training course
Partnership opportunities, and the resources to make it happen!
Option (not required) for doctors to work additional days for extra income and more experience
Work/Life Balance--All veterinarians work hard and need time for a break.
As a new graduate, we understand that you want to enjoy your life as a veterinarian. You no longer must live your life inside a book and now you want to experience new things! We get that and have found several ways to help provide this for our veterinarians.
Can’t work full-time? Again, we understand and are flexible. We always have room for great
Quick trip to San Diego or other places? With our flexible schedules, it makes it easier to get
Plus, remember, we take a collaborative approach to patient and client care, no requirement to come in on your days
Our practices are busy, but we want to provide means for our doctors to “recharge their batteries”.
You will get to know many veterinarians and these same veterinarians have similar interests. Thus, the opportunities such as hiking, exercise, sports, horseback riding. You will meet veterinarians with similar family
Not from Phoenix or Arizona? We will help you with finding locations to live, insurance needs, medical needs, schools, banking and other services. In other words, you are joining a family which will help you “settle in”.
Sound Interesting? Visit our web-site (AzPetVet.com) and each of the hospital web-sites.
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact us! We would enjoy setting up a phone interview and possibly a visit to meet our team and visit hospitals.
After a successful phone interview, we will offer an all-expense paid interactive interview, based upon your availability. You will travel to Phoenix, meet our leadership team and visit several hospitals. You will meet our hospital teams and doctors, to see first-hand how we operate!
We are currently interviewing and hiring 2020 new graduates. There is not a need on your part to wait until the spring. We hire in the fall for seniors graduating the following spring.
If interested in finding out more, please contact:
In 1984, the first practice (Arrow Animal Hospital) opened, providing high quality veterinary care to patients in the Glendale area. Today, that practice has grown to a family of 21 cooperative hospitals, all independently owned, operated, & built upon the principle of outstanding care. Our family of animal hospitals is always growing, so we are looking for talented DVMs to join us on our journey.