Submitted September 30, 2019

Practice Name: Avondale Animal Hospital

City: Birmingham

State: Alabama


Job Description: Associate Veterinarian - Avondale Animal Hospital Birmingham, Alabama, United States · Avondale Animal Hospital

Come join our team at Avondale Animal Hospital! We are a 3-veterinarian small animal practice in the heart of downtown Birmingham. We are located in the Avondale community near Lakeview, Crestwood, Southside, and Irondale. We are a busy practice looking for a driven, hardworking individual to join our team to continue providing the best veterinary care for the people of Birmingham. Our facility is state of the art with an approximately 2500 sq. feet work space and brand new veterinary equipment. If you are looking for a challenging, fun, and rewarding career, apply and help us continue to grow and improve!


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Alabama
  • Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude
  • The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members
  • Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets
  • Compassionate team player who can uphold great reputation with clients
  • A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics
  • Proficiency in surgery a plus


Avondale Animal Hospital rewards its team members with a competitive salary, growth bonuses and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Education allowance
  • Professional Liability Coverage

Interested applicants email resume to:


Submitted July 29, 2019

Practice Name: Fur Buds Vet Clinic

City: Opelika

State: AL

Contact Person: Rachel Foster

Phone: 3347376201

Fax: 3347376387


Job Description

The Associate DVM ensures a high quality of veterinary care, client service, employee well-being and productivity of the veterinary medical team. The Associate DVM will be led by the Principal Doctor and Practice Manager to ensure the well-being of the hospital environment, medical quality and business performance of the hospital.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide consistent high-quality care and exceptional service to ensure the well-being of the hospital environment, medical quality and business performance of the hospital
  • Follow all FurBuds protocols and practices and be responsible for ensuring that employees achieve practice priorities
  • Partner with the Principal Doctor to establish development plans to meet hospital goals
  • Be an effective communicator with veterinary team, management and clients
  • Practice veterinary medicine in a manner compliant with the State Veterinary Practice Act, Federal and/or State Controlled Substance laws and FurBuds Code of Ethics, along with appropriate medical record documentation
  • Ensure complete medical records that meet practice quality control guidelines
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethics in all actions and behaviors
  • Communicate fully with clients, including in-person, via phone and via emails as needed
  • Proficient in anesthesia, surgery, ultrasound, dentistry and current medical practices
  • Advocate for exceptional client service and patient well being
  • Adhere to OSHA standards and regulations as outlined by FurBuds company policies
  • Utilize proficient computer skills
  • Aid in building an effective veterinary team and be an enthusiastic team member
  • Deliver medical training to support staff
  • Willing and flexible to lead/manage hospital and support staff as needed
  • Perform other job duties as assigned

Required Core Competencies

  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional and Technical Skills
  • Medical Quality

Required Qualifications

  • State Veterinary Board License current and must be in good standing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
  • DEA License in good standing

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years practicing as a DVM in a hospital setting
  • Proficient in surgery, anesthesia, ultrasound, dentistry, and current medical practices.
  • All work is to be done on-site and not at home.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25
  • Properly restrain, handle and work well with patients
  • Position may require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job to meet client needs and work volume.
  • Position often requires working weekends and
  • Able to adapt and work well in an environment where the noise level is moderately high
  • Able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Solve problems involving several variables
  • Able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb
  • Have good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to reach and grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read information
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust
  • Employee is routinely exposed to a variety of patients that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled

Commitment to Diversity

FurBuds commits to a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


FurBuds offers Pro/Sal. Market based dependent upon prior experience, education and skills.

5 Qualities of a Good Associate Veterinarian

Let us be clear: An associate veterinarian is a veterinarian who is not an owner of the practice. What do you need in an associate? The easy answer is, a veterinarian. But it takes much more than DVM behind the name to make an associate a successful part of any practice. Yes, they need to have all the qualities of a veterinarian: seeing patients, communicating with clients, performing medical procedures, etc. But what else do they need?

What Does a Good Associate Veterinarian Need? The Ability to Lead

Not only do they need the ability to lead, they HAVE to lead. No, they are not an owner of the practice, but because DVM follows their name, they are looked upon as a leader by the rest of the team. For those of you who find it easy to visualize an organizational chart, the associate is just below the owner, but typically above everyone else - except maybe the practice or hospital manager, depending on how things are set up. Essentially, all doctors are looked to for leadership in the practice. The tone of the work day is set by the doctors, regardless of their ownership in the practice. So they need to take their leadership role seriously.

Good Associate Veterinarian Needs to be a Positive Role Model

Similar to leading (but slightly different), being a positive role model requires the associate to assess their own behavior and words before they act or speak, and to gauge their impact on others. In other words, the associates are always on stage, and the audience is just waiting to see if they forget their lines or come off completely out of character. The team is going to be watching. The team is going to gauge what is appropriate professional behavior by the behavior exhibited by an associate. The old adage monkey see, monkey do applies, and if the team sees the associate being cranky, disrespectful or dismissive of clients, the team members will think that type of behavior is OK for them too.

Good Associate Veterinarian Must Stay Cool and Collected

Notice how these qualities - cool and collected - kind of seem similar, but each emphasizes a particular aspect of personality? That is by design, because the personality of the associate is imperative for the success of the team. Can they handle pressure? How do they respond when appointments start falling behind? How do they ask you to relay a message to the client who has called the 9th time that day? What do they say to the team member who inadvertently makes a mistake or two? Every doctor in the practice takes part in setting the mood and morale of the team.

An Associate Vet Must Play Well With Others

It is called a team for a reason, and that is because we all have a position to play. The best associates understand this, and move over for the technician to do their part, stay quiet to allow the receptionist to do their part and respect each person for the skill they bring to the team. Yet the best associates also pitch in: They clean a cage when no one else is available, they put their own appointment in the room in a pinch, they handle a mess in a hurry and they never feel like a job is underneath their qualifications.

An Associate Veterinarian Needs to be Part of Management 

Being a leader also requires an associate to take part in the management of the practice and its people. This may not even be discussed in detail, but take for example the times when the associate is on duty, and there is no practice owner in the building. If there is an employee issue, a client complaint, a medical mistake, the associate is in charge of handling these situations. They may or may not actually have management duties in their job description and they may or may not make a certain percentage of their salary doing these management tasks, but they are assumed to be part of the package. There are very few situations, if any, where the associate can punt the problem and say we'll wait for the owner to come in.

Some scenarios need immediate attention by someone in charge, and by default this is often the associate. Even if there is a hospital or practice manager on the floor, they may have to seek out the associate's input to be able to handle certain situations, particularly with clients and patients. If management duties were not discussed during the hiring process or subsequent training, be sure to ask now that you know you must!

Also be prepared for things to possibly change in the future. Management duties may be added to the associate's task list, or perhaps the associate wants to consider buying into the practice or taking over the practice altogether. It is good to know what management will entail as you move toward that future career plan.

For veterinarians who are not practice owners, the DVM behind their name comes with a silent but assumed MBD as well: Management By Default. Being another doctor in the practice is a big responsibility, and not just to the clients and patients. Associates are typically more numerous in a practice then the practice owner(s), so in that regard their influence can even outweigh that of the owner. This is particularly true if the practice owner is headed toward retirement, cutting back on hours and letting the associates steer the ship most the time. Associates need to understand the role they will play in front of the team, and be prepared to set a positive tone and keep morale up while they carry out their doctor duties. The influence of associates is big, so be sure to make it positive!

The tricky thing is, there are many associates that do not know they need to possess these qualities to be successful. It is up to the hiring person, either the practice owner or a manager in some cases, to ask about these qualities, explain their importance to the practice and even teach some of these qualities if needed. As with any position on the team, success is only assured when the expectations are explained upon hiring (or upon reading this article), training and mentoring provides the coaching needed, and consistent feedback is a part of everyday practice.

Job Type



$70,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


Submitted July 25, 2019

Practice Name: Southern Veterinary Partners

City: Birmingham

State: Alabama


Job Description: Full-Time Traveling Veterinarian

Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and managed regional network of animal hospitals with the common goal of providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals with exceptional client experiences.

We are looking for caring doctors who are interested in making a positive impact on the communities we serve throughout the south. Management and technical staff provided, just bring your knowledge and medical expertise, we'll take care of the rest! Our traveling veterinarian role will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside people who share your values and provide outstanding patient and client care.


  • Ability to travel to hospital locations throughout SVP's footprint
  • Ability to adapt to different hospitals (i.e. unique hospital culture, diverse clientele, etc.)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
  • State Veterinary Board License must be in good standing for the state in which hired, prior to start date
  • Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude
  • The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members
  • Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets
  • Compassionate team player who can uphold great reputation with clients
  • A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics
  • Basic surgical experience
  • This role requires heavy travel.

Southern Veterinary Partners will cover travel, residence, and licensing expenses for the state(s) in which you will be asked to travel to.

For more details we invite you to speak with one of our recruiters, today! To see a list of our locations and tentative travel destinations, please visit our website at:


SVP rewards its team members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Continuing Education allowance
  • Health Care Plan (Medical & Dental)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • A large network of over 1,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth!

Email resume to: 


Submitted February 13, 2019

Practice Name: Dykes Veterinary Clinic

City: Foley

State: Alabama

Contact Person: David Dykes, DVM

Phone: 251-752-2023


Job Description: Associate Veterinarian Position Available

Busy four Veterinarian small animal practice with some exotics seen.  Located within minutes of beautiful gulf beaches and 45 minutes from Mobile, AL or Pensacola Florida.  Foley is located in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas of the country.  We are looking for a motivated individual who can work with a great team in a fast paced clinic environment.  This clinic has been in the area since 1989. We have a fully equipped veterinary hospital. We are open 5 days a week.  We offer competitive salary and benefits.


Submitted February 8, 2019

Practice Name: Bryson Veterinary Clinic

City: Wetumpka

State: AL

Contact Person: Ashley Ward


Job Description

We are a busy small animal veterinary clinic in Wetumpka, AL with an emphasis on progressive medicine, diagnostics and surgery. We enjoy a small town atmosphere and client relationships are extremely important to us. We are currently operating as a 2 and a half doctor practice, but are growing and in need of another associate veterinarian. The clinic is under new ownership as of April 2018 and maintaining a team-oriented work environment is very important to us. Our clinic was recently remodeled and we have Cornerstone software, a full Idexx in-house diagnostic system and Midmark monitoring system. Our clinic is open Monday-Saturday, with no emergency duty and Saturday is on a rotating schedule. Salary will be very competitive with an attractive benefits package.

Please send resumes to