Would you like the possibility of making $90-100K per year while only working 3 to 4 shifts per week? Small Animal Emergency Clinic in Amarillo, TX is looking for veterinarians to work shifts. We have part-time openings and full-time openings available. We are an evening/night/weekend/holiday clinic; during the day during the week we are not open. There are an average of 40 shifts per month; full-time is considered to be 10 to 12 shifts per month, more on occasion if wanted. Scheduling can be flexible, depending on your needs, with shifts either grouped 2- 4 days in a row, or spaced out throughout the month. We are in need of some doctors who would be willing to regularly work 1, 2, 3, 4 (or more) shifts each month, or someone who is interested in working for us full-time.
We aren’t a super fancy facility and none of us who work here are boarded specialists—we are just good veterinarians who like the emergency side of veterinary medicine. There is a doctor’s room with a recliner, couch, TV, computer, table, and a separate bathroom that has a shower, in addition to a common kitchen/lounge area that has a stove and refrigerators. Emergency medicine is frequently “feast or famine.” We might only see 1 or 2 patients on a week night (so you get to sleep, watch TV, read etc.), or we could see more than 10 patients; weekends usually are busier.
While we don’t offer a big benefits package, (no 401K, no paid vacation every year, no paid CE), we do offer flexible hours—we can schedule around your snow skiing trip, your trip to Jamaica for vacation, or your time off to go get CE—so that you don’t lose shifts if you are full-time. There is a guaranteed salary of $500 for a 12 or 13-hour shift with the potential for a 25% production bonus. Working 10 to 12 shifts per month, which is considered full-time, there is the potential to earn $90-100K per year when production bonuses are included. Our facility has up-to-date technology: Abaxxis in-house blood machines; iStat; digital X-ray; two ultrasound machines; anesthetic monitor (with capnograph, ECG, temperature, SPO2); Heska IV pumps; syringe pumps; O2 cages; and incubator. We have a large support staff with many experienced technicians who are responsible for drawing blood, placing IV catheters, taking radiographs, monitoring anesthesia, administering medications, caring for hospitalized patients, checking clients in and out and watching the doctors’ backs. There is a good mentoring program for less experienced veterinarians. Employment at other clinics is allowed, so there is potential for relief work at day clinics. Amarillo has a Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, so there is a quick turn-around on advanced diagnostics in pathology, virology, and bacteriology.
As a city, Amarillo has a lot to offer: a relaxed, slower pace of life than large cities; excellent school districts; low cost-of-living; two major hospitals; large employers including Bell Helicopter and Pantex; and it is 15 miles from a 4-year university, West Texas A&M University. Excellent hiking and mountain bike trails are available at nearby Palo Duro Canyon, and snow skiing is available 5 hours away in New Mexico. For occasional tastes of the big-city life, Amarillo is within 6 hours of driving to Dallas/FW, Denver, Albuquerque, and Oklahoma City. All applicants will be considered.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
Additional Salary Information: Production based salary--your base salary is guaranteed with the potential for a production bonus once a production minimum is satisfied
About Small Animal Emergency Clinic in Amarillo, TX
Privately owned since our establishment in March 2000, we are an evening, night, weekend and holiday vet clinic. We offer no routine veterinary services and work well with the area daytime clinics, most of which refer to us during their off-hours. We call ourselves a technician-driven clinic: we have multiple well-trained technicians, and we are constantly training new techs, many of whom are pre-vet students at the nearby university.