Are you looking for a committed, on-site mentor in an independently-owned small animal practice? What about a practice where you get to be the doctor and not a high-paid assistant? A real commitment to work/life balance?
Pet’s Favorite Vet is looking for a new graduate to join our practice as an associate. Salary starts at $100,000 + loan assistance and a relocation/signing bonus. There is a quarterly profit share bonus and buy-in potential.
Why We’re Different
A mentorship plan will be customized to the needs and goals of the mentee, but the following is an outline of what it could look like.
Sample Mentorship Plan
- Shadow mentor vet, lead tech, and CSRs
- Records system training and workflow observation
- See drop-off patients and create records and diagnostic/treatment plans in partnership with your mentor
- Extended appointment times
- Dedicated mentor time at the end of each day for case review and clinical efficiency tips
- Another vet is ALWAYS in the building
- Scrub in with mentor for surgery
Months 2 & 3:
- Weekly, hour-long session with your mentor to discuss cases, efficiency, communication, team management, etc.
- Surgery day as primary surgeon once a week with your mentor available to scrub in, progressing to independence with experience and comfort
- Standard appointment lengths by the end of month three
- May now be the only doctor in the building with your mentor available via phone
- Mentor meetings continue or decrease to biweekly as needed for the remainder of the year
- Review production for months 6-9 and discuss ways to ethically increase if below what is needed for mentees desired raise at anniversary
End of first year:
- Review production for months 9-12 and raise the mentee’s total compensation package to 20% of production
- Reflect on areas of special interest and the clinic’s need to plan additional training/CE and clinic equipment purchases
End of second year:
- Discuss long-term plans and goals. If ownership is desired, the associate can begin earning sweat equity in a location of Pet’s Favorite Vet
- More training on management of support team
- More specialized training in areas of interest