Associate Veterinarian (DVM)

Job Description

Job Description

Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital, located in a suburb of Chicago, IL, is looking for an Associate Veterinarian (DVM) interested or with experience in Emergency/Urgent Care to join our team!

We are a 5 doctor, full-service veterinary general practice and emergency facility that is open 24 hours per day and treats a wide array of pets. Exotics are our exclusive specialty by day, but our after-hours emergency practice (7pm-8am) is additionally open for dogs and cats. While we have long been rooted in Elmwood Park, we recently went through a complete remodel of our facilities to further enable our top of the line medicine!

In this role, you would be the Veterinarian responsible for our urgent care hours, which are from 7pm until 8am, three days a week (3 on/4 off, and flexible hours are available!) . New graduates are welcome to apply and will be supported and mentored by our Veterinarians on days, before transitioning to nights.

Curious to learn more about our hospital? On our team, you will have access to all these great resources:

  • Four exam rooms
  • Digital Radiology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Electro-sx/cautery
  • Ultrasonic Dental Equipment
  • Isoflurane anesthesia
  • Exotic patient ward warmed (85F) and humidified (40%)
  • Complete in house Hematological and Chemistry analysis, in house Electrolyte, Blood Gas and Clotting analysis, DNA Sexing, Cultures, Gram Stain, Cytology, Histopathology, Infectious Disease Testing, Urine and Fecal Analysis, External Parasite Checks
  • Paper light computerized medical records and invoicing
  • A completely renovated and updated hospital, including a new surgery suite, treatment area and exam rooms to name a few!

What do we offer? Lots of things, including:

  • A well-equipped hospital with digital radiology, ultrasonic dental equipment, loads of in-house testing (see below), and computerized medical records.
  • The support of a large experienced and caring staff. And, we like to have fun too!
  • Competitive salary and benefits (including health and dental insurance)
  • Paid licensing fees, association dues, and continuing education (CE)
  • Paid time off and a 401(k) plan with company match
  • Exotic animal mentorship available, if needed
  • Support and mentorship available for new graduates
  • Access to unique patient cases and learning experiences

As an added reward, pick one bonus from each category!

Category 1:

  • $10,000 for closing costs on a new house/real estate in the area to help you get settled!
  • $15,000 student loan assistance
  • $15,000 retention bonus to reward your ongoing efforts

Category 2:

  • Up to $5,000 in relocation expenditures reimbursed with receipts
  • $1,000 extra CE dollars and double the CE days for your first year
  • $1,500 donated to a charity of choice
  • 1 year membership in a local club of choice valued up to $2,000 (examples include gym membership, sailing club, museum and more!) – a work/life balance is encouraged and we want to support your hobbies outside of work!

What makes someone a good fit?

If you’re an enthusiastic, team-player who enjoys emergency veterinary work and doesn’t mind winter-weather in a fantastic city, you’d be a great fit for our hospital. A DVM degree is required, but again exotic experience is not and mentorship will be provided.

Plus, we are located in fantastic Elmwood Park, directly adjacent to Chicago and Oak Park, with endless restaurants and nightlife. Parks, forest preserves, rivers, and Lake Michigan for beach and watersport activities at your fingertips. All the benefits of downtown Chicago are just a 20 minute drive east including world class dining, shopping, music, museums, theaters, art galleries, sporting events, and sightseeing. Visit to learn more about our hospital.

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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States

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