South Shore - New Graduate Equine Veterinarian Position - Strong Mentorship
South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center
Location: Plympton, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Salary: See ad
Internal Number: 16649
New Graduate Position at Full-Service Equine Practice Ambulatory and Hospital
Offered to graduates of accredited veterinary schools that are eligible for a MA license
As a new graduate, the emphasis will be to ensure you learn the best practices and philosophy of the practice. You will receive training and mentoring, as you are an investment for this practice’s future. By helping to develop your skills in patient and client management, it will lead to better medicine and technical competence. Ultimately, as you build skills in case workups and client interaction, you will be able to produce stronger revenue and receive a higher income.
First 90 days: always Paired with a staff clinician
Meet as many clients as possible
Become familiar with our decision-making process
Experience our level of medicine offered to each horse owner and trainer
91-180 days: Your own appointments 3 days each week, and be paired with a staff clinician on your other days
See urgent and emergency calls on your own, with a back-up clinician always available
Paid Emergency Fees for afterhours calls
Routine preventative care as well as sick and lameness calls
Our compensation package includes your salary, as well as benefits.
Initial salary of $65,000 per annum for the first 4 months
Increase to $75,000 per annum thereafter, plus emergency fees ($5-10K).
Year 2: Increase to $85,000 per annum, plus commissions and emergency fees.
Retention Bonus of $15,000 at the conclusion of Year 2
Production based split-rate compensation. This will ensure you will receive additional income at a percentage of your generated revenue once it exceeds 24% of your salary.
Eligible to enroll in the practice sponsored retirement plan.
Expectation of earning over $100,000 at that point.
Comprehensive benefit package starting in year one totals over $15,000 and includes:
Health care shared coverage (Single coverage) and Dental plan
Professional Liability insurance (AVMA plan)
Disability insurance ($1,000.00 towards coverage)
Continuing education and training expenses up to $2500.00
Paid time off for continuing education (4 days minimum)
Professional organization dues (e.g., AAEP, AVMA, State VMA)
State veterinary License and DEA License
Paid vacation (2 weeks in year 1 and 3 weeks in year 2)
Uniform Allowance (up to $500 per year, practice logo wear)
Case load: Performance horse evaluations - H/J, eventing, and dressage show horse, Standardbred racehorses, western pleasure, emphasis on diagnostics and therapeutic options. Lameness workups, imaging (Dr, Ultrasound, MRI), shockwave, Tenex procedures, PRP, IRAP, Arthramid, and conventional intra-articular care. Internal medicine caseload includes referrals as well as ophthalmic and medical colic cases; preventative care and dentistry; no colic surgery performed. General ambulatory/emergencies seen weekly and as needed.
Types of cases: 40% performance horse evaluations, 30% Preventative care/internal medicine, 20% general ambulatory, 5-10% reproductive (seasonal), 5% emergency (no colic surgery).
Estimated breakdown of workload: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - full days ambulatory, routine preventative care as well as lameness/purchase exams. Tuesday/Thursday (am) - in clinic cases and surgeries; (pm) -ambulatory. Saturday (am) - in clinic caseload and weekend ambulatory treatments.
Emergency duty requirements: Shared rotation with interns and other associates. Typically, one night each week and one weekend each month.
Amount of supervision: Heavily mentored/supervised initially, leading to independence for emergencies and some days and/or procedures on an individual basis ultimately leading to independent days of scheduled appointments. Doctor rounds every Monday morning, and a practice total team meeting is held one morning each month.
Prerequisite Application Process: Graduate from AVMA accredited school, passed NAVLE, eligible for a MA vet license and a valid driver's license are all requirements.
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About South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center
South Shore Equine Clinic is proud to serve Plympton, MA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own horse, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced horse lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.