Salary stated is based on a new grad working 4 days per week.
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
Get used to it.
Fair Isle Animal Clinic is an independent practice in a progressive community on a PNW island.
Work somewhere where it’s normal to:
Hear “We appreciate you so much. Thank you” multiple times a day from clients
Be part of an accepting community where it’s mundane to be a same sex couple, and LGBTQIA children are safe at school
Hear “So glad you are taking care of yourself and your team” from clients when the clinic reduces its on call hours
Laugh with your team daily
Be able to craft a treatment plan that is specific to your patient’s and client’s needs vs something designed to feed a corporation
Have an appointment schedule that allows you to take the time needed to appropriately work up each case
Fair Isle Animal Clinic is a mixed animal practice on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound. We have been a cornerstone of this wonderful, quirky, animal-loving island community for 41 years. We are seeking an Associate Veterinarian who finds joy in veterinary medicine and client interaction. We are seeking a colleague who accepts and gives team support, who is brave enough to learn, and curious enough to grow. We are seeking an individual who realizes that none of us are as perfect as our best moment or as poor as our lowest. We recognize veterinary medicine is not for the faint of heart, but here at Fair Isle we make sure it is deeply rewarding.
Fair Isle’s primary patients are dogs and cats, but we will see just about anything. We offer strong mentoring and are happy to bring associates up to speed in species that are currently outside their comfort zone. New grads are encouraged to apply.
Fair Isle has the usual specs you would want, including electronic medical records, digital radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic laser, in house lab suite, licensed technicians and experienced support staff. We have a solid compensation, benefits, and CE package. Our regular work schedule is 3 days per week, but can be scaled up if an associate needs to have a higher salary. We promote life and work harmony. Imagine if your work/life balance suddenly became a LIFE/work balance. At Fair Isle, it can!
Fair Isle Animal Clinic is an independent veterinary clinic. Our independence lets us choose the diagnostics and treatments our patients need, and set our own high standards to match best practices rather than a corporate spreadsheet. We mentor new associates, including recent graduates, to those high standards. Your learning will happen within an experienced team rather than by directives from a corporate office.
Of utmost importance to Fair Isle is a good fit with our practice team and our clients.
We cherish humor, earnestness, and an appreciation of the ridiculous.
We reward excellent communication and emotional intelligence.
We stand together as a team, we stand together with our clients, we stand united in our goal to provide excellent care to the animal residents of our island. Stand with us! We need someone like you!
Of course, you don’t need to be Queer to work at Fair Isle, but you do have to be accepting of others.
PS: there’s no state income tax in Washington State, so you’ll keep more of your pay check every month!
So, what are you waiting for? Please send us your cover letter and CV. We look forward to meeting you.