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Veterinary Careers

Join our veterinary team at Four Paws Animal Hospital & Wellness Center! We are a private practice with progressive medical care, excellent community reputation, great team spirit, and positive work environment.

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Working at Four Paws

When creating Four Paws, Dr. Kallay never lost sight that the people that work there make all the difference. She wanted to build a culture as positive and enjoyable for our employees as for our patients and clients. She has! Four Paws is picky about the people on our team. We hire for skills and for a positive upbeat attitude. We hire people that enjoy people as much as animals. Happy employees have innumerable benefits to our business and the quality of our medical care. Plus, it is just a pleasure to come to work when the energy is so upbeat and fun!

Current Open Positions

Veterinarian

Small Animal Veterinarian – Experienced or New Grad – Signing Bonus and Relocation Assistance. Excellent Full-time Salary – plus bonuses and benefits. Part-time considered for the right candidate.

Virginia is for lovers – animal lovers! Our beautiful, privately owned hospital located in the city of Fredericksburg is seeking to add two veterinarians to manage our rapid growth.

People are moving here in droves for good reason. Fredericksburg finished in the 98th percentile nationwide and tops in Virginia for quality of life in WalletHub’s 2019 “Best Small Cities in America” study. The Fredericksburg region is adding jobs at a faster pace than anywhere else in Virginia but not at the demise of our beautiful countryside. The City of Fredericksburg has received statewide recognition for its environmental stewardship efforts. The area is filled with history, art, music, museums, hiking trails, and water activities. Fill your cup on your days and weekends off with all the variety of things to do.

But what about the practice? In a recent team survey from an outside consultant, 100% of our team stated they LOVED our CULTURE and came to work because they enjoyed working with each other. This stellar group is customer service and patient care focused. Our clients feel welcomed like family and they respond by trusting and listening to our recommendations. Our doors are welcoming to all and you will see a diverse blend of races and genders in our amazing team If this is the type of atmosphere you long to work in, we should talk.

We are located in a growing middle to higher-income area so most of our clients have the income to provide the quality of care we offer. We do support our clients with ways to afford the care we provide if they need options. For years we have partnered with shelters and rescues. After all, we are here to help animals and people.

One of our immediate goals is to become AAHA accredited and since we already practice to these standards we don’t have far to go. We also focus on low-stress patient handling and have Happy Visits for our patients.

Our hiring process is careful and selective. We have worked hard to choose outstanding people as part of our team. Our Associate DVM’s will be as carefully picked. The successful candidate will like medicine, patients, and people and have the communication skills to share their knowledge and empathy equally. Our team is involved in our hiring process because their opinion matters, so expect them to ask some questions. Our plan is to utilize MentorVet for our new grad hires to help us support you in your new role.

Our doctors perform surgery two days a week, see appointments for sick, urgent, and wellness visits. Our practice sees dogs and cats. We have monthly paid wellness plans to help our clients afford excellent preventive care. Dentistry is high on our list of importance. We have all the equipment needed to support quality care such as digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, in-house lab, ultrasound, and cutting laser.

Our staff includes LVTs and highly experienced Veterinary Assistants properly leveraged to support the DVMs. Our practice is paperless. We have an app with a loyalty plan and an online pharmacy for our client’s convenience and to give our doctors the freedom to prescribe medications we don’t stock.

Our associates receive $2,500 in continuing education funds and 4 days off on top of vacation to utilize for these events. We provide paid vacation and sick leave, a health care stipend to use with our plan, or for your own outside plan if that is better for you. You will have an IRA with company match, 6 paid holidays, a paid VIN account, paid DEA, federal and VA licenses, paid AVMA membership dues, paid professional liability insurance, and discounted pet care. The work week is 38-40 hours with weekends free! *Signing bonus not available to candidates working with or presented by an employment recruiter.

If you would like to explore this opportunity please contact our consultant Debbie Boone, CVPM at [email protected] for the initial contact. Please see our ad at https://jobs.avma.org/jobs/16877584/small-animal-veterinarian

We look forward to meeting and learning about you!

Veterinary Technician

Four Paws Animal Hospital & Wellness Center is seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) for approximately 35-37 hours weekly. Must be available afternoons/evenings (no later than 7pm). Candidates must be mature and responsible, have strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well with others. We value and practice quality patient care and are proactive in client education. We continually work hard to maintain a positive work environment, and our staff works well together as a result. We love coming to work every day!

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, health insurance, IRA plan with company matching, and pet care discounts. We are seeking candidates interested in long-term employment.

Job Qualifications and Requirements Include (but are not limited to):

  • Graduate from an accredited Veterinary Technician Program
  • Licensed in the state of Virginia
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch for extended periods of time
  • Ability to manipulate up to 40lbs
  • Proficient in technical skills, such as:
    – Patient restraint, IV catheter placement, in-house lab processing (CBC/Chem, U/A, fecal, and cytology)
    – Surgical preparation, surgery, and doctor assistance
    – Proficient in all aspects of anesthesia: induction, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery
    – Dentistry: Ultrasonic cleaning and polishing
    – Radiology: patient positioning, calculating appropriate settings for each patient using digital radiograph

Starting compensation is a minimum of $20/hour plus benefits

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