Submitted December 3, 2020

Practice Name - Vetco Total Care

City - Wichita

State - Kansas

Contact Person - David Perez

Phone - 619.740.1332

Email - david.perez@petco.com 

Job Description

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose

The purpose of this patient-focused Veterinarian position inherently involves providing excellent veterinary care to our Vetco Total Care full-service hospital patients and phenomenal customer care to their owners. The Veterinarian represents the mission and values to all clients. Our Veterinarian sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible, like all team members, for fostering cohesion and motivation within the team.

All hospital staff are responsible for performing their duties in a way that creates an environment in which:

  • the patient's needs always come first;
  • every team member understands that they have the power to do what it takes to create an exceptional customer and patient experience;
  • contentious issues are dealt with and resolved as they occur when possible, or as soon as is possible;
    exceptional teamwork and commitment to shared goals benefits the entire organization.

Essential Job Functions: Listed are the essential duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. This section includes the primary accountabilities or duties of the job. The incumbent must be able to perform all the following duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Provide excellent patient care by performing physical examinations, diagnosing and treating diseases, and providing preventive care according to patient lifestyle and location on feline and canine patients.
  • Utilize a problem-based approach that includes developing a complete problem list for every patient examined, a complete list of differential diagnoses for each problem identified, a complete diagnostic plan, and appropriate treatments based on interpretation of diagnostic test results leading to confirmed or suspected diagnoses.
  • Document all patient observations, findings of exams and diagnostics, treatments and medications, client interactions, and tentative and confirmed diagnoses in the medical record in a concise and detail fashion, according to practice convention.
  • Perform routine and complex surgical procedures including (but not limited) spays/neuters, abdominal exploratory, and mass removals.
  • Perform routine and complex dental procedures including full dental examination, evaluation of dental radiographs, as well as simple and complex extractions and oral surgical procedures.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients undergoing day hospitalization based on complete problem-based assessment. Transition patients to overnight care as needed and communicate effectively with referral hospitals in order to ensure continuity of patient care.

Submitted September 28, 2020

Practice Name - Spring Hill Veterinary Clinic

City - Spring Hill

State - KS

Contact Person - Kent Thornberry

Email - kthornberry@att.net

Job Description

Spring Hill, a CareVet partner, has openings for a Full-time or Part-Time Associate Veterinarian in the Spring Hill, KS area (Relief Coverage would be considered). We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, efficient, friendly individual looking for a diverse medical and surgical caseload.

Click here to apply.

Full-time or Part-Time associate veterinarian needed for growing, busy 4-doctor, small animal practice in Spring Hill, KS. Our state-of-the-art facility offers In-house blood machine, digital radiography, ultrasound, Tonovet, and more. Avimark medical software. We have a wonderful team and focus on quality medicine, family relationships with our clients. We believe we should always offer the very best care. We offer a great compensation package (Pro-sal, health insurance, matching 401K, PTO, CE & License/ dues coverage) Our doctors have no after-hours emergencies.

As a part of our Veterinarian focused culture CareVet offers:

  • Competitive Compensation packages including Base Salaries with % Production
  • Signing and Relocation Bonuses
  • A Robust Benefits Package including Medical Dental & Vision Insurance & 401k with match
  • Employee Assistance Program with a focus on compassion fatigue &stress support
  • Vision for continuous advancement of patient care and services including company paid dues and a focus on CE opportunities

Spring Hill is located just a few minutes South of Overland Park / Kansas City in a rapidly growing, affluent area. Fun family environment with small town feel, yet only minutes away from the KC metroplex.

CareVet offers a strong, veterinarian-focused culture at our practices. All of our practices are long established in their communities. Some have leadership looking to transition, providing medical director opportunities and open to new visions, while others have solid continuing leadership in place and looking for strong veterinarians to join in and continue driving excellent patient care and service.

Explore the CareVet difference and how our 5 pillars of care allow you to focus on your practice while receiving support from experts!

CareVet’s 5 Pillars of Care

  • Practice Legacy
  • Veterinarians
  • Teams
  • Patients
  • Community

Being veterinarian-focused means dedication to veterinarians at all stages of their career! We are open to all levels of experience and even offer new graduate mentorship with on-site training and mentorship within CareVet training hospitals. Additionally, we offer relocation opportunities to other hospitals after training is completed!


Submitted September 21, 2020

Practice Name - The Animal Hospital


State - KS

Contact Person - Lauren C. Mack

Phone - 860.992.8735

Email - lcmack88@gmail.com 

Job Description

More than just a Mixed Animal Practice!

Are you tired of navigating the ins and out of veterinary job ads? We are too! Look, we are a keep-it-real, drive it forward, team of people who love where we live, who we work with and what we do. Let us break it down for you!

Who: We are a 3 doctor two location practice with an awesome support team in the heart of Kansas. We are looking to add a 4th doctor to our team!

Where: We eat, sleep, breathe, play and work in cow-calf country in rural Kansas. Literally more cows than people and we are close to a large, local college town for people-needs (AKA great restaurants, shopping, fun social events and general suburban awesome).

What: We are truly mixed. For example, our current number of species seen in one day record is eight. Overall, we see a lot of beef cattle and cats and dogs along with numerous small ruminants, exotics (hoof stock and pocket pets) and a smattering of horses, camelids and anything but primates. Primates are a no-go for us.

Why: The whole truth. This work involves less than ideal weather, shared on-call hours and some hard work. So why do we do this? We have the equipment (plus some cool toys) to get the work done and full facilities to work safely, but it's really about the PEOPLE. The team and our clients make our days fun, buffer the struggles and give our job purpose.

What we can promise:

  • True teamwork and support. This team wants you, us and the whole practice to succeed.
  • Hands-on Mentorship. We will coach, lead and help you become the doctor you want to be.
  • Diverse caseload. Eight species is pretty good, but there are more for us to work on.
  • Room to grow. We encourage new ideas and to develop interests and skills within the practice.
  • Purpose. We want you to feel your work has purpose and you feel a part of your community.


Submitted August 31, 2020

Practice Name - Kansas Humane Society

City - Wichita

State - KS

Contact Person - Mark Eby

Phone - 316-524-9196

Fax - 316-554-0356

Email - meby@kshumane.org

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Clinic Veterinarian          



POSITION REPORTS TO:   Shelter Manager - Clinic


PAY RANGE: $70,000 - $90,000 based on experience. Moving/signing bonus available.


POSITION PURPOSE: Perform quality surgeries, physical examinations, and diagnose and treat shelter animals as KHS resources allow. Collaborate with other clinic veterinarians to develop methods to improve the well-being of shelter pets and increase the Live Release Rate. Assist the Lead Veterinarian in oversight and support of the clinic team by orienting and training Clinic Staff and volunteers.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Animal Care: Promote the humane care and treatment of animals. Perform quality exams. Diagnose and treat shelter animals. Provide prognosis for conditions and develop treatment plans. Must be passionate about the mission of the Kansas Humane Society and understand shelter medicine, population health, and shelter flow.

Adhere to the highest ethical standards of veterinary care, and adhere to state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine. Perform efficient quality surgeries. Care for feral cats. Accurately complete forms and records so that communication within and between departments is clear. Provide appropriate environment (physical and emotional) during owner present euthanasia. Encourage continuous improvement throughout the shelter to increase the quality of medical and surgical care provided to KHS pets.

Staff and Volunteer Management: Assist the Lead Veterinarian in the development of annual goals that include plans for training and development of staff.  Assist the Lead Veterinarian with the day to day direction of Clinic staff and volunteers, as appropriate, as a senior member of the clinic team.

Resource Management: Assist the Lead Veterinarian to utilize resources effectively (people, money, and supplies). Participate in the budget process to ensure appropriate equipment is available to clinic staff and maintained. Assist the Lead Veterinarian in setting both short-term and long-term goals to assure the continued growth and improvement of the Clinic Department.

Customer Service: Provides and models timely, polite, and respectful internal and external customer service regardless of the circumstances.  Must remain calm, flexible, and willing to see other perspectives. Maintains strict confidentiality of client, patient, and donor information. Provides recognition and support to both staff and volunteers for their individual contributions to our agency.

Clerical: Willing to train and utilize PetPoint for entering examination findings, test results and vaccination history. PetPoint will also be used for scheduling appointments.

Training: Participates in staff training and development opportunities as requested. Participates in special events, projects, and cross training programs as needed.



EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Hold a current Kansas Veterinary License

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Veterinary medical knowledge is a must.  Shelter medicine is preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Current Veterinary License. NVAP Accreditation.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Attention to detail a must.  Should be able to work as a member of a team, and independently. Should be able to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions with little to no supervision. A respect for the human/animal bond is a must.



TALKING: Ability to speak effectively and communicate clearly.

AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average conversations.

REPETITIVE MOTION: The employee must be able to use both hands for repetitive actions; firm grasp, precise movements, fine manipulation, typing.

FINGER DEXTERITY: The employee is regularly required to use hands to type.

AVERAGE VISION: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

BODY FLEXIBILITY: The employee may be required to climb, balance, kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be pulled, jolted or jumped on by small and large animals.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. May also walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time.



May work in areas with high noise level, occasional foul odors, dangerous animals, toxic chemicals, environmental contaminants, zoonotic diseases, and challenging customers. Adequate lighting. Adequate ventilation. Adequate seating.  Adequate safety & protective products and equipment.  May be required to work in excess of normal work day and work weekends.              



REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization and supervision and to remain focused during times of distraction.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure using whole numbers and common fractions. Ability to perform conversions and figuring medication dose/weight.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.  Ability to communicate clearly (verbal & written).

EMOTIONAL ABILITY: Ability to cope with stress, loss/ death/grief, emotional and physical fatigue, long hours, and a variety of different human personalities.



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