AAHA Accredited Rapid City Practice Seeking Associate Veterinarian

Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic

Rapid City, SD
Position Details

Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, an AAHA accredited, 5-doctor veterinary practice in Rapid City, South Dakota is looking for a veterinarian to join our team.

We have most of the bells and whistles comprising digital radiology including dental; ultrasound; all the oscopies – laparo-, arthro-, rhino-, cysto-, and endo; full Idexx/Cornerstone laboratory, multiple anesthetic monitors and warming units, sevoflurane, fluid pumps, underwater treadmill, separate feline and canine hospitalization wards, and full pharmacy. We are 5 hours to the closest referral hospital so in addition to general practice our veterinarians have each developed many additional skills including orthopedics (CBLO and advanced fracture repair), echo and abdominal ultrasound, numerous soft tissue surgical procedures, and we have a dedicated rehabilitation room with underwater treadmill. We perform many dental and extraction procedures and have a boarded veterinary dentist that works out of our practice 1-2 days each month.

We are immensely proud of our technical staff. They are highly skilled, motivated, and team oriented. Sample collection and processing, radiographs, anesthetic monitoring, intravenous catheter placement, surgical preparation and assistance, assistance in examination rooms, filling and billing, and care of hospitalized patients during the day and overnight are part of our technician’s duties. This allows our doctors to focus on veterinary duties of examination and developing diagnostic and treatment plans.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be highly motivated, be personable and excel at communication, and be progressive and willing to learn. They would buy in to our AAHA certification and high standard of care. We are happy to provide mentorship but prefer at least some experience, though recent graduates will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Ten percent of our business is equine practice. One of our veterinarians mainly does that work, but a candidate that was primarily a companion animal practitioner yet not afraid to see basic horse appointments or triage emergencies would be a bonus but not our primary focus in selection of a candidate.

We are open 7 days per week on a rotating shift schedule. We utilize the local emergency clinic after hours but do have technical staff overnight to care for our hospitalized patients. While we are scheduled 40 hours per week that routinely extends to 45 hours. We work 18-19 days per month. Our appointment schedule is almost always full, and we hustle while we are in the office. Having said that, we appreciate time away from work and a good work/life balance. The Black Hills and Rapid City, South Dakota provide endless opportunity for outdoor recreation. Rapid City is a great community in which to work, play, and live.

We offer a base salary (based on experience) plus a percentage of gross based on ProSal. Our current associate veterinarians net between $110,000 - $175,000 with production pay. A new graduate would start with a base salary of $80,000 with the opportunity to make much more. Experienced applicant’s base salary would be negotiable. Benefits include medical, dental, liability, disability, paid personal leave, continuing education, and multiple professional memberships based on interests.
Please email cover letter and resume or CV to administrator@dakotahillsveterinary.com.

Kendra Hanks (605) 342-7498 | Email | Website